The iPhone 15 you buy in the UK has a major perk missing that’s exclusive to the US

There’s one BIG advantage the iPhone 15 is missing in the UK – as it’s only available exclusively in the US.

Apple has revealed that products due to be available in UK stores will not have access to some key features.

The iPhone 15 released in the UK is missing two key features


The iPhone 15 released in the UK is missing two key featuresPhoto credit: AFP

During the launch event, the American tech giant announced that its latest device features satellite-based roadside assistance.

The new roadside assistance tool allows users to request help via SMS if they have a problem with their vehicle when they are off the grid and without WiFi.

The innovative feature allows people to contact emergency services and request roadside assistance via satellite.

In collaboration with the American Automobile Association, the new phones include two years of free emergency SOS.

However, the British were left out as the service is only available in the US.

iPhone 15 owners are in for another disappointment as their phones don’t have access to an eSIM.

This allows users to install eight or more eSIMs on one iPhone and use two phone numbers at the same time.

In the US, Apple has stopped releasing physical SIM cards for iPhones with the launch of the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.

This means American customers who own the latest iPhone will only have access to eSIMs.

Apple explained: “An eSIM allows you to conveniently and securely activate cellular service without the need for a physical SIM card.”

“eSIM is stored digitally on your iPhone, reducing the risk of physical damage, loss or theft of your SIM card.

“Once you set it up, your SIM card will be deactivated and can be removed from the SIM tray.”

Tech enthusiasts can get their hands on the latest phone on September 22nd in the UK.

A gadget expert reveals what you need to do before buying the new iPhone.

If you’re planning on upgrading to a new iPhone 15 – or a recently discounted older device – there are a few things you should know.

Apple has also switched from Lightning cables to USB-C for the new iPhone 15.

When you buy a new model, you will receive a USB-C cable in the delivery, or you may already have one at home.

Roadside Assistance is a US-exclusive feature


Roadside Assistance is a US-exclusive featurePhoto credit: Apple


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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