iPhone 13 Models Support Dual eSIMs [Updated]
Tuesday September 14, 2021. 11:20 PM , from MacRumors
Dual eSIM support means that the iPhone 13 models can use two eSIMs simultaneously rather than just one eSIM and one nano-SIM.
Prior iPhone models like the iPhone 12 had dual-SIM support, but only worked with an eSIM and a physical nano-SIM. The iPhone 13 models still support eSIM and nano-SIM, but also support two eSIMs for adopting carrier plans without a physical SIM card.
Apple's iPhone 13 models will not ship with a physical SIM card this year and carriers will instead use eSIM capabilities for activation. Because eSIM activation is being used for devices connected to a carrier when ordering, a WiFi connection will be needed for setup. From Apple:
Carrier-connected iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models will arrive ready to activate with eSIM and can connect to your cellular voice and data service without a physical SIM card. You will need a Wi-Fi connection for setup.
To activate eSIM on an unconnected iPhone, please contact the carrier of your choice when you're ready.
Connecting with a carrier later can be done by inserting a physical SIM or contacting a carrier for eSIM activation.
The iPhone 13 models will be available for pre-order on Friday, September 17, and will officially launch on Friday, September 24.
Update: Apple has shared a support document with more details on the eSIM, including directions on setup.This article, "iPhone 13 Models Support Dual eSIMs [Updated]" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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