The SIM card is about to die – But who cares?

The Verge mentioned today, that Apple hates the SIM card and that it is going to die.

“The little gold-plated circuits — which identify you as a subscriber on a particular carrier — plug into phones, tablets, and basically anything else with a cellular radio. Customers of GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile have been using them since time immemorial; CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon have started using them since switching to LTE. Apple hates SIMs, and has hated them for as long as the iPhone has existed: it is known to have explored the use of embedded, non-removable SIMs in the past.”

But who will care about this tiny little circuits in the future? Why should I need a carrier specific peace of plastic to put it in my smartphone? Why not just select the carrier (and the phone number) I would like to use…

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