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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The iPhone models currently sold on the Apple website work with nano-SIM cards and eSIM carrier plans from compatible carriers or providers.* And they work on many 4G LTE networks around the world. Contact your service provider for details.

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    * Use of eSIM requires a wireless service plan (which may include restrictions on switching service providers and roaming, even after contract expires). Not all carriers support eSIM. Use of eSIM in iPhone may be disabled when purchased from some carriers. See your carrier for details. To learn more, visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT209044.
  • Yes, you do. When you buy iPhone from the Apple website, it is sold unlocked. You can contact a carrier directly to learn about the plans available for iPhone.

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  • Buying a SIM-free iPhone from the Apple website allows you to choose your own carrier and change carriers at any time. iPhone may also be available at a lower price with a contract directly from your carrier.
  • No. iPhone SIM cards are not interchangeable with the SIM card in your iPad.
  • eSIM technology allows you to add a carrier plan to your iPhone without using a nano‑SIM card. To activate an eSIM, you will need to scan a valid QR code distributed by a carrier or sign up for a participating plan through a carrier’s app.*

    * Use of eSIM requires a wireless service plan (which may include restrictions on switching service providers and roaming, even after contract expires). Not all carriers support eSIM. Use of eSIM in iPhone may be disabled when purchased from some carriers. See your carrier for details. To learn more, visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT209044.
  • The majority of features will work with your network. Certain features such as Visual Voicemail require carrier support and may not function on your carrier’s network. Contact your carrier for more details or read the wireless carrier support and features article for more information.
  • Carriers typically sell iPhone with a contract that subsidises the initial purchase price. By purchasing your iPhone without a contract, you can use any SIM card from a compatible carrier, including your current one.
  • Yes. iPhone is enabled to work on networks using GSM around the world. Because an iPhone sold on the Apple website is unlocked, you can purchase a SIM card and service from a local carrier at your destination. Or check with your home carrier regarding international roaming charges.
  • No. Orders placed through the Apple website can be shipped only within the country or region of purchase. You can also shop for friends and family members in countries or regions where iPhone is sold. Just visit the Apple website of the country or region where you want your products delivered. Or for fast, easy ordering and expert advice, call an Apple Store Specialist on 133‑622.
  • It’s our trade-in and recycling program that’s good for you and the planet. If your current iPhone is eligible for trade-in credit, you can offset the purchase price of a new one. If it’s not eligible for credit, you can recycle it for free.

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  • Whether you’re making a purchase or not, we’ve made it easy to trade in an eligible iPhone either in a store or online. Just answer a few questions regarding the model and condition and we’ll provide an estimated trade-in value or a simple way to recycle it.

    If you trade in online, we’ll apply your estimated trade-in value to the purchase of your new iPhone. Then we’ll arrange for you to send us your old iPhone. Once we receive it, we’ll inspect it and verify its condition. If the condition matches what you described, your trade-in value is applied as a credit to your original payment method. If the condition doesn’t match, a new trade-in value will be provided.

    You’ll have the option to either accept this revised value or reject it. We’ll work with you to confirm that you still want to move forward with the trade‑in.

    If you accept the trade-in estimate in the store, we’ll give you instant credit toward your iPhone purchase.

  • Your trade-in value is applied as a credit to your original payment method. This happens once we receive your old iPhone and confirm that the condition matches what you described.

    In either case, if we provide a revised trade-in value based on the condition of your old iPhone, we’ll work with you to confirm that you still want to move forward with the trade-in.

  • Yes. When you buy your new iPhone online or in a store, you can trade in an eligible iPhone and get credit applied to your purchase. You can also get an Apple Store Gift Card online or at an Apple Store when you trade in any eligible smartphone with Apple Trade In. And in either case, if your smartphone or iPhone is not eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it for free. No matter the model or condition, we can turn it into something good for you and good for the planet. And if you choose to recycle your device, we’ll either handle it in the store or provide a prepaid shipping label so you can send your device to our accredited recycling partner.
  • Generally it takes 2–3 weeks. But the sooner you send us your device, the sooner we can verify its condition and process your trade-in.

    Recycling a device is much faster. When we email you a prepaid shipping label, just send your device to our recycling partner.