Apple & Samsung Discuss e-SIMs

Apple and Samsung are reported by the Financial Times to be working on a new e-SIM technology that will mean that services can be changed on a mobile phone without the need for a physical SIM. The GSMA is working on a standard and a number of major operators are said to be in favour of the change. Apple is said to have something similar in the US and this may continue alongside the standard.

Analyst Comment

I have had “fun” with lost and wrong sized SIMs on my travels, so I ought to be positive about this move. However, I have no expectation that the operators will work to make it easier for me to run a multitude of different services in different parts of the world, so I find myself with mixed views about eliminating the humble SIM. (BR)