iPad Pro eSIM not available in China.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cansuds, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. cansuds macrumors regular

    cansuds

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    I think it is with china patent problem in it.

    "Not all carriers support Apple SIM and eSIM. See your carrier for details. Not available in China."

    What do you think?
     
  2. Booji macrumors 6502a

    Booji

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    Not a patent problem, they just have not cut deals with a lot of carriers yet.
     
  3. danmart macrumors 6502a

    danmart

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    That’s why they have built one of the new iPhones with two physical SIM trays for the Chinese market. I think it was the XR? I got the impression that eSIM isn’t active in China yet?
     
  4. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    China (and Hong Kong) has a special version of the iPhone XS / XS Max / XR that has dual physical SIMs support.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    China does have the capability of eSIM support. There is nothing technical about it or about patents.

    Don’t forget China Unicom supported the Apple Watch cellular functions briefly. I’m sure there is a regulatory hurdle they’re working through with now, but rest assured China regulator process is very confusing and convoluted and may take years.
     
  6. pratikindia macrumors 6502

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    eSim is available in China but limited to certain regions phone lines.
     

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