Although the eSIMs on the iPhone XS and XS Max should only be functional later this year, some people with the latest iOS 12.1 beta already get access, at least in Germany.
The technology works for some people who choose Deutsche Telekom as their second carrier iphone-ticker.de. The courier tells people that they can not convert their primary SIM cards to eSIM.
It is possible that the technology also works with other providers and in other countries, but so far no word has been said about it. Support must be actively enabled by carriers, so Apple takes the functionality live in the beta version of iOS 12.1 and is only a part of the activation.
The first 12.1 beta & # 39; s for the XS and XS Max were released on Friday, after previous seeds for other iPhones. It is not known when the completed version of iOS 12.1 will be available, but the update will also include a feature originally intended to start with iOS 12, Group FaceTime.
At present, Germany is one of only 10 countries that supports Apple's eSIM technology. The others include Austria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Spain, the United Kingdom and the US Dual-SIM support will also be available in China, but only through localized models that replace the eSIM with a lock for a second physical SIM.
It should be possible to configure an eSIM for a primary telephone plan, so it is not clear why Deutsche Telekom would impose restrictions.