Apple's new iPhone will be eSim, Learn what eSim does, how it works and its benefits

What is eSim? How to use eSim?



It's been a lot of time for Android smartphones to adopt dual sim technology. But the iPhone finally adopted this feature. In its 2018 event, Apple has introduced Dual SIM technology in the new iPhone. This feature of dual SIM connectivity will attract users in India, China and other Asian countries. If you are thinking of taking an iPhone then now you will be able to use two sims in a phone.

However, in all countries except China, the dual SIM connectivity available in the iPhone will come with the inbuilt eSIM slot in the phone with the regular SIM tray. This means that dual SIM can be used only if your operator supports eSIM. During the event, the company had told that Airtel, Geo and Vodafone are included in the eSIM supporting list. Along with this, other operators of the company are also in talks. Keep in mind, Vodafone is a global operator and it may be that this operator does not support eSIM in India.

Firstly know eSIM History: In  2016 Samsung Gear S2 was the first device to support 3G eSim. However, this technology came into spotlight after coming to Apple Watch Series 3. After this it was also seen in cellular enabled iPads and Google pixels 2.

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What is eSim?

ESim is a small, repeatable removable SIM card other than a physical SIM. Its size is 6mm by 5mm which will be mounted on the motherboard of the iPhone. eSim lets users switch operators without changing SIM card. In ordinary language eSIM is a SIM card that can be installed on the device board only. This eliminates the need for plastic card carrying chip holders. You must have seen the SIM card holder tray, plastered card and locking technology in your phone. eSIM eliminates the need for all these things. This chip size is quite small, but it fulfills all the normal SIM functions.

Benefits of eSim: eSIM is  not like a physical SIM card. Due to its small size it can also be used in Smartwatch. With this eSIM can not be changed like a physical SIM. It is clear how the eSIMs will be setup in the phone and the operator will have to change it.

Is eSIM support available in India?

Airtel and Reliance Jio offer only eSIM support in India. Both companies have launched special cellular services to support the new network.

Pricing War:  After coming into the mainstream of eSIM, operators can find it difficult to keep consumers with them. This can be seen in the future in the telecom sector by pricing war. However, eSIM is currently being seen in the iPhone itself. This feature can not be said unless it is common.

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