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In this piece Freelance Technology Journalist Kate O’Flaherty explores how eSIM enabled devices are already starting to hit the market and asks: what use cases will the area enable, beyond smartphones and smartwatches?

Embedded Sims (eSIM) inside the Apple Watch 3 and Samsung Gear 3 allow consumers to make calls and send texts without pairing to a smartphone.

According to reports, Apple’s next iPhone launching this autumn will include an eSIM, possibly signalling the death knell for the traditional Sim card.

Beyond smartphones, many more devices will be enabled by eSIM over the coming years.

In addition, shipping companies could take advantage of eSIM within internet of things (IoT) devices to track goods as they move along the supply chain.

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