Thomas Steinacher

The sad state of eSIM

The US model of the iPhone 14 does not support physical SIM cards anymore. While I appreciate that Apple is pushing forward new and exciting technology, the current state of eSIM leaves a lot to be desired.

eSIMs are great in theory but in practice they still suffer from issues that defeat their very advantages. Here are just some issues I've personally encountered:

Overall, eSIMs in the current state require more manual work then physical SIMs that can just be swapped out easily, and by buying an eSIM from third parties you risk not owning the account.

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