Apple iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro smartphones will come with dual eSIM support, aside from an array of other features. Back in 2018, the Cupertino-based tech giant brought the eSIM support to its iPhone XR and XS models. iPhone users could use one eSIM, but had to use a regular SIM at the same time. In other words, they weren’t able to use two eSIMs concurrently. With the iPhone 13 series, using two eSIMs simultaneously has been made possible for the first time.
The recently unveiled iPhone 13 series comprises Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and an iPhone 13 Mini. The iPhone 13 Pro and the Pro Max particularly grabbed everyone’s attention stole the spotlight. The aforesaid models boast upgraded hardware and software features. On the downside, they aren’t easy on the pocketbook. It is worth mentioning here that even the iPhone 12 series had four models.
Apple iPhone 13 Series Offer Dual eSIM Support
Smartphones from the tech behemoth feature a physical SIM card slot. However, Apple went on to introduce eSIM support with the iPhone XS and XS Max models. Now, the company has brought the feature to its new iPhone 13 series smartphones. According to a report from 9To5Mac, the new iPhone 13 lineup offers dual eSIM support. Apple announced the capability on the official iPhone 13 specifications webpage.
On the webpage, Apple explains that the iPhone 13 series phones offer dual SIM support via regular SIM, and what it calls a “Dual eSIM.” It is worth noting that the webpage for previously launched iPhones, including the iPhone 12 series, shows that the previous generations only offered combined dual SIM support. The SIM support specs for the iPhone 13 series smartphones are given below:
Dual SIM (nano‑SIM and eSIM)
Dual eSIM support
The current micro-SIM cards do not work with the iPhone 13 and the Mini variant.
Other Notable Features
Aside from that, the iPhone 13 lineup models have a nano-SIM card slot that supports dual eSIMs, This enables users to use three different lines on iPhones as far as connectivity is concerned. However, it is currently unclear if the nano-SIM and two eSIMs can work at the same time. Likewise, details about how the system works are few and far between. Apple is likely to release an official statement to reveal more shreds of information. Also, some network carriers could refuse to offer eSIM support.
As a result, the feature could be disabled if the device is purchased from such a network carrier. Apple announced that the new iPhone series smartphones boast even more than 5G bands. This could pave the way for the latest faster telecom network technology in more regions. The iPhone 13 series carries a starting price of $699 for the Mini variant. The top-end iPhone 13 Pro Max will set you back a whopping $1,599. The new iPhone 13 series smartphones will be available for preorders from September 17. The shipments will begin on September 24.