Finally, Apple has released its most waiting series, the iPhone 14. This time, Apple introduced a new iPhone 14 Plus and other models. This means there will be four models in the iPhone 14 Series. These four new models are iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Plus replaces the iPhone mini model. That means we will not see any mini models from the iPhone 14 series this time. The pricing of the iPhone 14 series is the same as last year’s iPhone 13 models.
This time, Apple brought new technology with the iPhone 14 series to the United States. The technology is called new eSIM technology. Apple removes the physical SIM card slot in the iPhone 14 lineup in the US. That means the new iPhone 14 series US models won’t have a physical SIM card slot. So, there is considerable concern among all iPhone users about whether they can use a US variant iPhone 14 phone in India or not. In this article, we will clarify your doubts and tell you how to use a US variant of the iPhone in India.
Can a US variant of the iPhone 14 model be used in India?
Well, the answer is yes. You can use any US variant of the iPhone 14 model in India. Make sure you only buy unlocked phones from the US. However, there will be no physical SIM card slot in any US variants of iPhone 14 models. Apple says these US-based iPhones cannot be activated with a physical SIM. Anyway, there is nothing to worry about. The eSIM technology has been available in India for many years now. It is confirmed that our major telecom providers, like Jio, Airtel, and Vi, support eSIM technology.
To use a US-based iPhone 14 model in India, you first need to switch your number from a physical SIM card to an eSIM. For this process, your telecom customer care will help you. All major telecom companies have listed how to activate an eSIM on their website. After switching your old SIM card to a new eSIM, you can use US variants of iPhone 14 or any other eSIM smartphone. Switching to eSIM technology will help you in the future, too.
Disadvantages of Using US-based iPhone 14 in India:
Buying the latest iPhone 14 from the US has both advantages and disadvantages. If you buy from the US, you can get iPhone 14 models at a little lower price than in India. But you must keep some things in mind before purchasing a US-based iPhone.
No 1. Switching to eSIM technology
Although switching your physical SIM card to eSIM technology is good for the future. But, there will be some disadvantages. Users could not transfer anything saved on their old physical SIM card. That means you cannot save contacts or anything on the new eSIM.
No 2. No satellite connectivity feature in India
This new iPhone 14 series comes with a unique feature called satellite connectivity, which Apple advertised during its launch keynote. This feature allows users to send emergency messages without Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity. But the sad thing is that this feature is only available in the United States and Canada. So, even if you are buying a US-based iPhone, you cannot use this satellite connectivity feature on your iPhone 14 model.