Sketchy Rumor Claims iPhone 15 Pro Won't Have Physical SIM Card Slot

iPhone 15 Pro models may lack a physical SIM card slot, according to a sketchy rumor shared by Brazilian website Blog do iPhone.

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While recent iPhone models have a physical nano-SIM card slot and a digital eSIM, the report claims that iPhone 15 Pro models slated for release in 2023 will instead have two eSIMs, ensuring that Dual-SIM functionality remains available. Dual-SIM mode allows you to have two lines of service on one iPhone, which is useful for purchasing data-only plans while traveling abroad or having personal and business lines on a single iPhone.

Given that iPhone 15 Pro models are still two years away from being released, this rumor should be treated with some skepticism until it is corroborated by other sources. Blog do iPhone is also not a well-established source of Apple rumors.

If this rumor proves to be accurate, iPhone 15 Pro models might still have a physical SIM card slot in countries where eSIM service is not available.

The removal of the SIM card slot could further improve water resistance. Apple is also rumored to release a portless iPhone without a Lightning connector in the future, and the lack of a SIM card slot would be another step towards a truly seamless design.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
33 months ago
According to @TheYayAreaLiving ? Sketchy rumor claims iPhone 14 will be introduced in September 2022 and iPhone 15 in September 2023.

One less Thing is getting eliminated. An inch closer to a portless iPhone. Let's get it.

I guess you can't do this anymore. ??



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Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
33 months ago
I’m gonna say no on this one.
SIMCards are too prevalent in a lot of the world today, not to mention The people who still used them in the US, and even if this was true, why would it be restricted to the 15 pro? It’s not a pro feature to not have a SIM card slot.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LoveTo Avatar
33 months ago
One less thing to worry about. Most people don’t need to hot swap sim cards anyway. I haven’t even opened my sim tray in years now, since the day I bought my phone.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Paddle1 Avatar
33 months ago
In fact, my carrier doesn't even have eSIM. I don't see how this would be viable unless they want to force people to not use their new phones.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamw Avatar
33 months ago
About time. Having physical SIM cards seem to be a relic of the past. Digital eSIMs appear the way to go.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kulfon Avatar
33 months ago
While we got iPhone 13 and know everything about 14 and 15, I would love to start discussions about iPhone 20. Prosser says, it will have a screen!!!!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)