The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus from Apple won’t feature actual SIM cards. At today’s event in Cupertino, the firm dropped the bombshell, saying that, at least in the United States, the iPhone 14 series will only be able to authenticate with wireless providers with an eSIM.
Instead of having to switch out a physical SIM card, the eSIM enables you to change a wireless carrier, data, or service package using software. Even while eSIM is not a very novel technology, it has only recently started to appear on more widely used mobile smartphones.
Major carriers, according to Apple, will offer resources to help with eSIM-related inquiries, service upgrades, and modifications. These carriers include T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T.
Since the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR as well as iPads and Apple Watches with cellular capabilities, Apple has supported both eSIMs and traditional SIMs. As CNET points out, the iPhone 13 from last year even supported the simultaneous activation of numerous eSIMs.