Did you make fun of the iPhone when it was released because you can't unlock it and change the battery? Or did you make fun of her when she canceled the audio port in 2016? Or is it because she said in 2018 that the iPhone Xs comes with a new feature, which is two sims? Far from being ironic, did you know that all of these things are among the steps to achieve Apple's dream that the phone becomes one solid, thin piece without ports. Learn about Apple's plan from the first iPhone until Last month's conference; And what do we expect to see in the coming years?
Let's go back to 2007 and see the phones back then; We are not talking about multitouch or operating systems here; Phones at this time had a removable back cover and then removed the battery and placed the phone chip and memory card; There was an Aux 3.5mm audio port. These are the phones, so how did Apple decide to change them?
Step zero and the first iPhone
When Apple launched the first version of the iPhone came two shocking things; no memory card; The phone cannot remove the back cover and change the battery; If you, dear reader, are born in the new millennium, you will feel that this is normal; No phone back cover can be removed and battery changed; What is normal now was not normal 10 or 15 years ago; Most of us would have easily changed the battery. But Apple got rid of two things by launching the iPhone; no memory card slot; And the phone is not easily detachable.
The first step and the audio port
We all know the story of Apple's sudden cancellation of the audio port in 2016 with the iPhone 7; In fact, this step began in 2012 and the iPhone 5 when Apple turned Lightning; What distinguishes this port is that it supports audio transmission like the traditional audio port; Indeed, accessories have appeared for it, and all companies in the world have learned how to make it without problems and with high efficiency, whether MFi certified or regular companies; Then Apple decided in 2016 to remove the audio port and here the companies have to transfer the accessories to the Lightning cable that they know well and have been dealing with for the past 4 years. Apple put out the Lightning headset, several companies introduced other headphones, and then everyone switched to Bluetooth. Thus, the transition was not catastrophic; Imagine with me that everyone found himself having to deal with a new outlet that he did not know about; The transition would be disastrous.
The second step and the SIM card port
Since the release of the iPhone, there has been an obsession with Apple called the SIM card; This huge space reserved by companies for the chip… The iPhone was released in 2007 with a Mini-SIM chip and in 2010 Micro-SIM standards were approved and the chip was reduced and became available to everyone; Who do you think was the first company to welcome and support the new segment? It is Apple, of course, that supported it in the first iPad, and later the iPhone 4 became the first phone in the world to come with a Micro chip.
The following year 2011 and then 2012 began the global struggle to form the new segment; BlackBerry, Nokia and Motorola companies have come up with their own designs; But they were surprised by Apple entering the competition and winning in the end, and the adoption of its nano-chip design. I know some might find this surprising; The current phone chip that everyone works with is designed by Apple; The iPhone 5 was the first phone in the world to come with a nano-chip.
The following year, 2013, Apple registered a patent to cancel the chip from the ground up, and you can return to our article at this time via this link; And Apple found itself in a difficult challenge, which will convince the user to the eSIM? Google and Samsung provided products with it, but the telecommunications companies did not actually support the chip.
So in 2017, Apple decided to offer the watch 3 with the support of the eSIM chip. Indeed, this was an indication that it was coming to the iPhone, and of course, as expected, companies raced to support it. Everyone wants to have a head start and attract an Apple user to him; When the watch was introduced, the whole world had only 9 countries that support eSIM, and after 6 months they became 17 countries. At the end of 2018, Apple introduced the iPhone Xs
iPhone Xs brought a message to the user; You have your phone that you know; An additional option and feature is a second virtual SIM; The user began searching for and subscribing to carriers that support eSIM; This prompted more networks to support it.
After 3 years, there are more than 65 countries that support eSIM. Here, Apple decided to provide a user experience, which is phone support for 2 virtual SIMs, as we explained in our previous article; In order to use 2 virtual SIMs you have to cancel the regular Nano-SIM; Which makes us can say that Apple after a year in the iPhone 14 or two years with a maximum of the iPhone 15 will tell Apple statistics the percentage of users who have moved to work with 2 virtual chip; And if you reach a certain degree, the iPhone will be without chips, and thus a new port ends and the charging remains
The last step and charging port
This is the last and most difficult step; charging port; Apple has been thinking for years and there are already leaks that Apple leaders asked engineers to provide the iPhone without a charging port and rely on wireless charging only, but they were answered with difficulty.
Last year Apple introduced MagSafe, Apple's new charging and connectivity method; Indeed, a lot of chargers and accessories appeared for it; This year, those who watched the conference will find that Apple deliberately “stuffed” a small paragraph to talk about MagSafe without need, as it did not provide new accessories or a newer version; Only other covers support it which clearly means Apple is focused with it.
The main problem MagSafe has is that it only provides charging while the cable provides charging and data transfer; Perhaps Apple seeks to make the user get used to MagSafe, and then next year unveils the second generation of it, which supports data transfer as well; And then you delete it? No one knows, but it is certain that Apple wants to cancel the charging port, and in the coming years we will see this happen gradually.
So, far from the irony of Apple and the crazy steps that this company is taking, but actually Apple is the only company in the field of devices that works with a long-term plan; You feel that the iPhone for the years 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 they have as a plan and every year they draw and move in their own studied plan, it is a long plan and requires patience, but the end is in the interest of the whole world.