What is an eSIM and how it will be used?0
The Apple Watch 3 features an eSIM.
eSIM will help you switch providers.
Coming to other phones, laptops and other devices.
A SIM is what allows your phone to connect with a mobile network to send and receive messages, access data services and make voice calls. This little chip has reduced in size over the years from mini to micro and nano, but can still be too big for some devices that need network connectivity, such as the forthcoming Apple Watch series 3.
The use of eSIM brings a number of advantages to device manufacturers, but there’s also some advantages for the user too.
But what exactly is an eSIM? And what exactly will it offer if your next device supports it? Let us explain…
What is an eSIM?
A “e” standing for embedded. This is a chip embedded (integrated) within a device, one that cannot be removed from a device.
If the eSIM is used on a wearable such as an Apple Watch or a computing device, it is easy to change your service provider with a simple phone call to replicate your phone number on the secondary device. A new eSIM will not be required, nor should there be any time delay in switching the eSIM.
How does eSIM work on Apple Watch 3?
With the announcement of the Apple Watch 3, Apple confirmed that the new connected version of the watch will be using an eSIM. It will be on the same number as your iPhone, so there will be a seamless experience across the two devices. For the Apple Watch 3, that means you can use messaging services, place calls, use mapping or stream music without your phone.
India will be seeing the eSIM technology, supported by Airtel and Reliance Jio, for the first time, with the Apple Watch series 3 arriving in stores this weekend.