- Forum: iPhone
SIM cards are going away, and for good reason. There really isn't any reason a piece of HW meeds to be replaced just because we want a different carrier. This can be done in software, and Apple is the only company to pioneer this. Just look at the floppy & CD.The number one reason Apple wants to remove the SIM slot is because it accumulates dirt and at some point cannot be opened anymore. Ask any Genius at the Bar.