The iPhone 11 series is just days away from being released and to make your life a little easier, Telstra has announced it's releasing its first eSIM technology and it's compatible with the upcoming iPhone.
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Telstra has revealed it's debuting its eSIM technology to coincide with the Apple iPhone 11 series launch on September 19.
The eSIM works just like a regular SIM card, just without physically existing. The digital SIM technology is built into compatible devices and will set you up with an eSIM profile. That makes life a little easier because if you're switching between older and newer devices, you'll know SIM cards come in all shapes and sizes and don't always fit nicely.
The following devices, according to WhistleOut, are known to be compatible with an eSIM:
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 3
- iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Max
- iPhone 11 Max Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Watch
- Surface Pro 4G LTE
- HP Spectre Folio 4G
- HP Spectre X360 4G
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd gen)
- 11-inch iPad Pro
- 10.5-inch iPad Air (2019)
- iPad mini (2019)
The iPhone 11 series is dual SIM capable meaning if you're not ready to let go of the SIM card you've had for years, you can pop it in and use the eSIM. Or, even better, you can use a physical SIM card with your work number and the eSIM with your personal number so you can choose between them.
Pre-orders are available for the iPhone 11 series, which will be released on September 19.
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