The iPhone XS' eSIM will only be supported in 10 countries worldwide9
In other words, if Apple wants to expand to more markets, the inclusion of Dual SIM was kind of inevitable. Yet, Apple had to do it in its own Apple way!
Instead of wasting space and making room for a larger tray and a second SIM card, Apple went the eSIM way. The only exclusion here being China — since eSIM tech isn't available in that country, it will get its own model, with a tray, which can hold two SIMs. The rest of the world will get the “fancy” version.
Well, “the rest of the world” is kind of an overstatement. Apparently, there aren't many carriers around that support eSIM just yet. Here is a full list of countries and service providers that can offer that service:
- Hrvatski Telekom
- Magyar Telekom
- Reliance Jio
- Vodafone Spain