iPhone 14 series: Launch of eSIM-only handsets has Indian buyers in a fix

Though the physical SIM slot in the India-centric iPhone 14 series is available, many from the country get their iPhones much cheaper from the US

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Khalid Anzar New Delhi
Apple’s decision to launch the eSIM-only iPhone 14 series in the US has American buyers puzzled. Surprisingly, it stumped some Indian folks, too, despite the availability of a physical SIM slot in the India-centric iPhone 14 series. This is because a large number of Apple consumers in India get their iPhones at considerably cheaper rates from the US through visiting relatives, friends, family, et al. Their apprehensions are mostly about compatibility with Indian networks and eSIM availability in India.

Analysts believe tech-aware consumers who know Indian telecom operators offer eSIM services may still go for US-made iPhones. Others would either

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First Published: Sep 18 2022 | 2:41 PM IST

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