The first iPhones to feature eSIM compatibility was 2018’s iPhone XS and iPhone XR. However, in places where it was available, Apple also included a SIM card tray, whereas other regions received just devices with a physical SIM slot.

Sim Card Slot On The New Apple iPhone 14
Sim Card Slot On The New Apple iPhone 14

The physical SIM slot has been removed from the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max in the United States; therefore, customers needing such a device will have to settle for an older model.

Whether an iPhone 14 is purchased locked or unlocked, the setup process will vary. Customers who buy a carrier-locked iPhone from Apple or their carrier may have an eSIM pre-loaded onto the device.

Customers who don’t ask for an eSIM at the store can use their existing SIM card or eSIM with the new iPhone 14. If the former, the physical SIM will be rendered useless after the migration is finished.