According to Mark Gurman latest Power On newsletter on BloomBerg, Gurman had stated that Apple was thinking to removing the sim card slot on some models of iPhone 14. Apple is expected to be announce in 3 days from now, although Gurman stated that the removal of sim card slot would not be happening soon until the release of iPhone 15.
Here is what Gurman wrote within his newsletter:
"Apple will give eSIM a bigger push this time around, with carriers preparing to steer users toward the digital, embedded SIM cards rather than physical ones. In fact, Apple has considered removing the physical SIM card slot altogether beginning either this year or next for some models."
For those who are not familiar with eSIM, eSIM is a digital SIM card that can be embedded into a device and it allows users to activate a cellular plan from you network provider without needing the use of a physical nano-SIM. Despite the fact that eSIM is currently supported in Malaysia, it would be much easier for people to switch to another mobile network rather than signing up for a physical SIM card to change network.