On Tuesday, October 30th, Apple will hold its final major event of the year during which we expect the renowned tech company to present its new iPad Pro 2018 models and the substitute for the MacBook Air laptop line. However, some carriers suggest that iOS 12.1 would also launch tomorrow, along with the rollout of eSIM support for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.
The new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR include a so-called electronic SIM (eSIM) which enables the Dual-SIM functionality of the new iPhone 2018 models. That feature is not available in China where the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR came out with a standard SIM tray which can house two regular SIM cards.
With the new eSIM functionality present in the upcoming iOS 12.1, the new iPhone 2018 models would be able to use two phone numbers for calls and texts, permitting users to take advantage of different offers.
iOS 12.1 To Be Released on Tuesday With eSIM Support
Even though the eSIM function was not available at the launch of the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, the feature appeared implemented in the future iOS 12.1 which might come out tomorrow, during the Apple’s last major event of the year. The rumor emerged after some carriers across the United States and Europe announced the availability of eSIM contracts for the iPhone 2018 models starting with Tuesday, October 30th.
“Hey, Nilesh! Please be informed that Esim functionality for iPhone XS Max will be available effective 30-Oct when Apple releases iOS 12.1 Thank you, Anmol P,” said Bharti Airtel India for 9to5Mac.
In this regard, according to 9to5Mac, Apple Stores will get QR code sheets as of Tuesday, October 30th, allowing customers to set up their eSIM by scanning the respective QR codes with their iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Besides this functionality, iOS 12.1 would also bring many features, including 70 new emojis, Depth Control for iPhone XS/XR, and Group FaceTime, among others.