Swapping SIM cars from phone to phone has never been fun. Whether the SIM slots are fragile, or the phones use two different styles of card and you have to use adapters, it’s just not as easy as it should be. Have you ever had a SIM adapter ruin your phone by pulling the SIM pins out? I hope not.
According to the Financial Times, the SIM card might disappear as soon as next year. The GSM Association is working on the embedded SIM, or e-SIM, which can be reprogrammed to switch carriers or devices. It would make things more simple and phones sleeker and maybe even thinner.
Apple and Samsung are both on board, as well as some major carriers like AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Telefonica, and Orange. We have to wonder how easy it will be switching phones often, but if something easy is worked out, this could be a great advancement in mobile phone tech.