Which Apple Devices Support eSIM?

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Apple is the company that has the largest number of devices with the possibility of using an eSIM. Since 2018, most iPhones, Apple Watches and iPads include the chip; However, mobile operators are required for it to work.

In this guide you will learn in detail about all the Apple devices in which you can start taking advantage of the advantages of this new technology.

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Apple has more than 20 iPhone models that support eSIM. Since the launch of the iPhone XS in 2018, all new iPhones support eSIM. We leave them in the following table:

iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 14
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE (2022)
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 15
iPhone 15 Plus
iPhone 15 Pro
iPhone 15 Pro Max
All iPhones compatible with eSIM

Previous iPhone models support eSIM in all countries where Apple has a presence, except Mainland China. In this country, iPhones have two slots to insert physical SIM cards.

In order for you to install an eSIM on a compatible iPhone, it also requires that the mobile phone company has the infrastructure and offers its services through this technology.

Apple Watch

Apple smartwatches support eSIM since the Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) model. The apple company has more than 10 Apple Watch models that support eSIM. You can see them in the following table.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)
Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular)
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular)
Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular)
Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular)
Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS + Cellular)
Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) (GPS + Cellular)
Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular)
Apple Watch Ultra (GPS + Cellular)
Apple Watch Series 9 (GPS + Cellular)
Apple Watch Ultra 2 (GPS + Cellular)
All Apple Watch compatible with eSIM

In addition to the Apple Watch mentioned in the previous table, variants such as Apple Watch Nike, Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Edition that have GPS+Cellular are also compatible.

The eSIM on the Apple Watch allows you to continue using your mobile phone plan on the watch without having to connect to a WiFi network or be dependent on a smartphone.

For the Apple Watch to work, it is necessary that your mobile phone company offers the multiSIM service on this type of watch. Service activation may require a monthly subscription .

Your carrier may also set a limit on the number of Apple Watches you can connect to your plan or contract.


There are more than 12 iPad models compatible with eSIM. You can identify them with the name WiFi+Cellular . Know them in the following table:

iPad (7th generation)
iPad (8th generation)
iPad (9th generation)
11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
11-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad mini (6th generation)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th generation) 
iPad Air (3rd generation)
 iPad Air (4th generation )
All iPads compatible with eSIM

MacBook and iMac

If you are interested in activating an eSIM on a MacBook or iMac, unfortunately to date it is not possible to do so. No MacBook and iMac support eSIM.