iPhone 14 sold in the US will not include a SIM card tray


Last week at Apple’s Far Out event, the company unveiled the iPhone 14 series, with most phones in the lineup due out later this week. But if you are thinking of buying an iPhone 14 and you live in the United States, know that it will not include a physical SIM card slot.

Sure, the iPhone 14 will have a SIM card, but it will have an embedded SIM (eSIM) card, which means it will have an electric SIM card already included with the phone — no need to go to a store and pick it up. physically buy and install a SIM card in your device. Many major US carriers, such as AT&T and Verizon, also offer eSIM support.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

Of course, the iPhone 14 isn’t the first Apple smartphone to include eSIM support, as it has available on iPhone since 2018. However, until iPhone 14, those who purchased an iPhone X series (or newer) had the option of using two SIMS at once: one physical and one eSIM.

An Apple spokesperson told The Verge that the iPhone 14 can store “at least eight eSIMS, with up to two active at a time”.

The eSIM has a few advantages, as it makes it easier (to a certain extent) to switch networks or try a new mobile operator with a minimum of conditions. And with the latest major iPhone update, iOS 16, you can transfer your eSIM between iPhones over a Bluetooth connection. But a major drawback of an eSIM is how difficult it can be if you decide to switch from an iPhone to an Android phone.

Taylor is the Associate Technical Writer at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.


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