“The removal of the headphone jack, if it happens, is being done with one thing in mind – saving space,” Ian Morris writes for Forbes. “Apple doesn’t particularly want the incoming media storm about such a decision, so it must logically see the advantages as being greater.”

“If such a decision allows them to add battery life and other features then, in the long term, it will probably be viewed as a success. But there’s another thing that takes up space too,” Morris writes. “The SIM tray, and what’s more, it takes up more space than the headphone jack does.”

“Tt takes up as much space as the iPhone’s processor. That’s a huge waste for something that isn’t really necessary,” Morris writes. “Take a look at the Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch, which is Apple’s first device to feature an internal SIM. There’s not a massive amount of information about this online, but it works in the same way as any SIM does, but doesn’t require a user-accessible card slot to work.”

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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote last September 15th:

All we need now are Apple SIMs in iPhones. Game, set, match!

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