Six years after removing the headphone jack on new iPhones, Apple announced that the upcoming iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models in the US will not have a physical SIM card tray.
However, Canadian customers can still use their physical SIM card on the new iPhone.
According to product specifications on Apple’s Canadian website, all iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models – including the iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max – will continue to support physical SIM cards in addition to eSIM, just like the iPhone 13. now available. and 13 Pro models.
The illustration of the new iPhone on Apple’s Canadian website also depicts the SIM card tray on the side of the phone, which is missing from the company’s US website.
The US iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models will instead rely on eSIMs. An ESIM (short for embedded-SIM) is a SIM card that is securely attached to a phone and allows users to change digital service providers without having to swap out the actual SIM card.
Both US and Canadian iPhones will support two eSIMs simultaneously. Apple says an eSIM can be especially great for travelers who want to use a different carrier while in another country.
“With an eSIM, you can quickly switch an existing cellular plan or get a new cellular plan, all digitally,” Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice president of iPhone marketing, said at the announcement. company on Wednesday.
The new iPhones will hit the market on September 16.
With files from CNN