Apple is trying to make eSIM popular, at least in the US. Started the three new iPhones with eSIM support and regular SIM support so they can act as smart dual SIM phones. This is something Google has done with its Pixel smartphones in recent years, although the iPhone is undoubtedly more popular than Pixel. Usually, eSIM has only worked for Project Fi in the US, but US carriers will offer support not just right away. According to a report by MacRumors, AT & T, T-Mobile and Verizon are delaying eSIM support later this year. In fact, carriers are awaiting transition support until they are sure they will work well and will not have problems for customers.
Ensuring that eSIM is perfect and that customers will not have problems with it is a pretty big deal. Seeing that it could affect customers telephone calls, texts and data at the same time. And while eSIM is not really a new technology, it's for US carriers. This makes it very important to make sure it is done properly. Otherwise, customers could lose all connections on their smartphone, which would not be good for these players. None of the US carriers declare when it will release eSIM's support, except to say "later this year", which is in fact a very short time. Considering that it is already in November, it gives them less than two months to develop support. It will not surprise us if eSIM support is delayed even further by 2019. And considering that only a handful of smartphones have eSIM support right now, it will not affect many people as well.
Record: Apple has actually used eSIM on its iPads for several years. This allows users to buy an Apple LTE-enabled iPad and choose whoever they want. ESIM is basically a digital SIM card that lives inside your smartphone. Instead of having to disable the SIM card, you will just download the application for your carrier and log in to your account and you are fine. That's how easy it is to be, to work. In fact, with Project Fi, it's so easy to operate on a Pixel smartphone. Simply download Project Fi – which is already preinstalled on most Pixel phones – and sign in to your account. Project Fi will go ahead and activate your account and you are all ready. You do not even have a SIM card in the slot. This will help get rid of SIM card slots as a whole on smartphones. Although this will probably not happen for another decade as many will still want to have this SIM card slot for when they travel to other countries that may not use eSIM technology just now.
With carriers who add dresses to their portfolio who also work on their phone number, like Samsung's Galaxy Watch, eSIM will become more and more popular. Since it is going to allow you to receive phone calls on other devices like your smartwatch, even when you leave your smartphone at home, this is good here. Seeing more and more people wanting to leave their phones at home more often then take it with them. ESIM is a fairly cool technology, but as with most technologies, some will need to fine-tune how well it works. And that's what American carriers are doing today.
Effect: AT & T, T-Mobile and Verizon are working on eSIM, with Apple though. This means that it will probably only start on the iPhone, initially. This is going to be sucked for Android users, and it will probably remain so until more Android smartphones are added for support from eSIM. Currently, only Google uses eSIM on its Pixel smartphone. Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC and others do not use eSIM, rather simply old physical SIM cards to connect to networks. What could be a problem for adoption in the coming years. Although it should work almost the same on the iPhone as on Android, only a few minor changes that may have to be made to the backend by the players supporting it.
As always with new technologies, however, as soon as Apple starts to support it on the iPhone or even on the iPad, it will become a much more widely adopted technology. This was the case of wireless charging when Apple brought wireless charge to iPhony last year, then everyone started making wireless charge products to keep your phone charged. And it even forced Google to restart wireless charge on Pixel (previously available on the Nexus smartphone, up to Nexus 6) this year. And that's how things will be shaped by eSIM for the iPhone, though it may take a few generations to get that effect on the market. This is good, seeing that eSIM is still quite large and will not be available in all countries, at least not at first. Apple does not work with Sprint on eSIM but said it is going to activate eSIM support in the near future. The beauty for eSIM is that when you lose your smartphone, you will not have to worry about ordering a new SIM card from your carrier and pay $ 20 for something that really should be free of charge. Instead, just connect to your carrier via your phone and you will be good to go. It is a much better idea than having to deal with these SIM cards and retail stores will also appreciate that they should not keep these SIM cards stored in their stores. Although they do not occupy much space in their shops, since they are quite small. ESIM will be fabulous when properly implemented, but for now it is going to be a difficult road for many people who want to use eSIM, as is the case with any new technology.