While it is indeed true that Apple has done some things that we would never have imagined it doing in the past, we still can’t quite see it launching an iPhone with dual-SIM capabilities, even though there are more than a few competing Android devices that offer just such a thing. If you use an iPhone for both work and personal use, then you already know how beneficial having two SIMs could be. Alas, Apple probably doesn’t really care all that much.
But all is not lost, because a Kickstarter project claims to have the answer on the way, and it’s called Piece. Costing the reasonable price of $70 and having already smashed its original $35,000 funding goal, Piece is a Bluetooth accessory that plays host to the second SIM card in your life. Connected wirelessly, the SIM can then be in your pocket, bag or wherever suits you best without having to worry about swapping it in and out repeatedly. The accessory comes with a bespoke iOS app that allows the management of the second SIM, and the hardware can even be used as a way of locating your iPhone should you manage to lose it within a distance of 30ft. All good stuff indeed.
If the benefit of having two SIM cards at your disposal is something that isn’t lost on you then this is probably the best solution for you given the complete lack of any real alternative. Swapping SIM cards is no fun for anyone, and there is always the risk of losing whichever card isn’t in use at the time. With that in mind Piece is well worth checking out, and it’s due to ship next month. Alongside the support for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, there’s an Android angle here too, because Piece is compatible with devices running Google’s mobile OS as well.
If waiting for Apple to bring dual-SIM cards to the iPhone isn’t an option – and it really isn’t – then this is something you’re going to want to check out.
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