According to a report by the Brazilian website Blog do iPhone, the Apple iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models launching in 2023 could lack the physical SIM card slot. Instead, the devices will only have support for eSIM cards for connectivity. This could be done by Apple to improve the water resistance of the phones.
Apple introduced support for eSIM on its iPhone XR, XS, as well as XS Max, but this was in addition to the existing physical sim slot. The individual can configure the eSim to support his home network provider and the physical sim slot comes in handy when a phone user is travelling internationally and cannot get his eSim configured to the local cellular network of the land he is visiting but can just insert the sim and get talking.
The iPhone 15 Pro models will have support for 2 inbuilt eSims so that there is dual network support, but whether this will also be the case with the non-pro models is currently unknown. One of the iPhone 15 models will also feature a periscope lens if the rumour is true, which would allow for significantly improved optical zoom.
The next flagship series, the iPhone 14 line-up, will come with a 48-megapixel camera which will allow for the recording of videos in 8K resolution, up from the current 4K. Apple will adopt QLC flash storage for next year’s iPhone which thanks to the newer storage technology, will increase its capacity to 2 TB.