Flashback: the time when SIM cards and microSD cards merged into one

In a past installment we looked at the history of the memory card. The microSD emerged as the clear victor, but it might soon follow MMC and Memory Stick into the great beyond, at least as far as smartphones are concerned.

These days a microSD slot is a rare sight. Even SIM cards are starting to sweat as Apple is sticking with its eSIM-only approach that started last year. Yes, it’s only in the US for now, but that seems more because of limited eSIM support by carriers globally than anything else, Apple’s preference seems clear – no card slots! And yes, we know that Apple wasn’t the first…

​ In a past installment we looked at the history of the memory card. The microSD emerged as the clear victor, but it might soon follow MMC and Memory Stick into the great beyond, at least as far as smartphones are concerned.

These days a microSD slot is a rare sight. Even SIM cards are starting to sweat as Apple is sticking with its eSIM-only approach that started last year. Yes, it’s only in the US for now, but that seems more because of limited eSIM support by carriers globally than anything else, Apple’s preference seems clear – no card slots! And yes, we know that Apple wasn’t the first…   Read More GSMArena.com – Latest articles 

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