iPhone 14 lineup ditches the SIM card for eSIM technology in the U.S.

Apple’s newly announced iPhone 14 lineup will not feature the physical SIM tray in the United States. Yes, all four models in that region will only offer eSIM connectivity. However, iPhone 14 models being released overseas will offer the SIM card tray.

Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus eSIM

Apple announces iPhone models in the U.S. will exclusively rely on eSIM technology

Apple has just announced that the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max will only offer Electronic SIM technology in the United States. This will allow the device to function fully without using a traditional SIM card.

Phone offers users super-fast downloads and uploads, better streaming, and real-time connectivity with 5G to help them stay in touch, share, and enjoy content.8 Support for 5G on iPhone now extends to over 250 carrier partners in over 70 markets around the world, with expanded support for standalone networks. eSIM allows users to easily connect or quickly transfer their existing plans digitally, is a more secure alternative to a physical SIM card, and allows for multiple cellular plans on a single device. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus remove the SIM tray for US models, enabling users to more quickly and easily set up their devices.

Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

With an eSIM, users can quickly transfer an existing cellular plan or get a new cellular plan digitally. Not only will this make the process of setting your iPhone up quicker and more seamless but it will also allow you to store multiple eSIMs on the same device. This means you can use multiple phone numbers and cellular plans from the same iPhone. Apple says users can also set up an iPhone with an eSIM carrier without using Wi-Fi.

Another advantage of eSIM technology is that it cannot be accessed if your iPhone is stolen, but a physical SIM card can be, making your device more secure.

Currently, eSIM-only models are exclusively going to be released in the United States due to wide carrier support. If the technology picks up overseas, Apple could eventually move every iPhone around the world to eSIM technology. However, that move is likely years away.

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