Intel has stated that it is investing in eSIM and LTE technologies. “Its leaders are working closely with Microsoft to validate eSIM-enabled always connected platforms with multiple carriers using the Intel XMMTM 7260 modem and the upcoming Intel XMM 7360 modem,” said Intel at Computex 2017. An eSIM is an embedded chip which can remove the need to buy a SIM card – and insert it into a device’s SIM tray – when a user wants to connect to a cellular network.
When Apple launched its iPad Pro in 2016, the company included an Apple SIM embedded in the device.
The embedded Apple SIM supported networks in the US and UK at the time.