Apple has released a new support page that aims to highlight the advantages of using eSIMs in response to worries that the iPhone 14 US models from Apple will be replacing regular SIM card slots with them.
The supporting paper is intended to address the issue of how many international passengers change their foreign SIM cards for their US cellular service when they fly abroad. Many people worry that it will be difficult to switch cellular networks outside of the US or that they will be forced to pay exorbitant roaming costs as a result of Apple’s decision to eliminate the usual SIM card port from the iPhone 14.
However, Cupertino disagrees. According to the support document from Apple, all product models dating all the way back to the iPhone XS can support up to eight eSIMs. Additionally, the iPhone 14 and previous iPhone 13 devices support simultaneous use of two eSIMs.
Apple continues, “This might, for instance, comprise one eSIM for your residence and another eSIM for the location you’re visiting.” By modifying your settings in Settings, you can easily switch which of your saved eSIMs is active. You might find this useful if you frequently visit the same locations.
All of your electronic SIM cards are kept in one location according to the eSIM-only strategy: your phone. The firm continues, “With eSIM, you don’t need to get, carry, and switch actual SIM cards (which can also be misplaced), or wait for them to come by mail.
The next section of the document provides information on how an owner of an iPhone 14 can apply for an eSIM from foreign and international cellular operators. Before you arrive, you can purchase prepaid choices from several carriers’ websites or applications, according to Apple. “Carriers will outline how to activate your eSIM digitally, such as through a carrier app or QR code.”
The support page then lists every provider of eSIMs, including eSIM rapid transfer, which lets you port your current phone number to the iPhone 14 without getting in touch with the current provider. In other circumstances, however, you’ll have to go in person and show identification to the mobile carrier. Apple claims that “more than 400 carriers across 100 markets worldwide support eSIM on the iPhone.”