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eSIM in iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and Xs Max: Pleasure for Consumers & Pain for Carriers

Here is something more exciting than vibrant colored iPhones 2018. While the consumers are all gaga over the new iOS devices, it is mobile carriers that are not happy with 2018 iPhones. Apple has finally decided to roll out its three flagship iPhones with eSIM.

In its event held on September 12 this year, Apple announced three models iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max will be having eSIM.

eSIM in iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max

But why should mobile operators worry about this change? Well, everybody has got fair information about SIM cards, which are made of plastic and they fit into a tray. With a little push, you can eject the tray and insert your card into your iPhone, which is now connected to the cell towers.

With a SIM card, your iPhone gets identified by the operator, and without this small card, you cannot get mobile service. Now, this eSIM has replaced the traditional SIM cards, which are provided by mobile carriers to consumers.

The eSIM are soldered to the circuit board of the phone in the factory itself. Thus, it removes the need for a SIM tray; moreover, eSIM can be programmed over the air; hence, customers are not supposed to go to a carrier to swap out their SIM cards.

It is a great relief for consumers, but a pain for carriers. With eSIM, now consumers can easily change mobile operators without much trouble.

Once a consumer signs up for a new mobile service and gets the automatic activation from the carrier, his job is done. He doesn’t have to bear the pain of going to the store of any carrier to switch SIM.

Subscribers are on cloud nine to have this eSIM feature on the newly announced iPhones, which Apple begins to ship from September 21. Consumers can easily dodge that rigmarole of cutting ties with one operator and joining hands with another.

Mobile operators will surely begin to lose their control over the process of changing SIM cards. If the complex process (of switching SIM) is the reason why consumers would welcome this change, mobile operators need to iron out the issues and introduce a new system, wherein consumers can change their loyalties by making a call or pressing a few buttons.

Note that Apple has already rolled out Apple Watch Series 3 cellular models with the eSIM technology. Now, this announcement of installing a chip into its two new iPhone models can be an easy game for the tech giant.

Your take

It is a rhetorical question to ask consumers if they would like to buy the new iPhone models with eSIM. However, mobile operators might have some cards up their sleeves. At the end of the day, consumers should gain some advantage from this battle.

Would you like to go with eSIM in iPhone XR, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max from Apple? Let us know what you think in the comments section.

  • Jignesh

    Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.

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