It may be something a lot of smartphone owners already take for granted, but Apple’s iPhone may finally be set to receive dual-SIM support if a report by Ming-Chi Kuo is to be believed.
In fact, the report itself is not a new one and we told you about it when we covered the possibility of Intel and Qualcomm chips being used for pre-5G speeds in the successor to iPhone X. As it turns out, somewhat hidden in that same report, is mention of a new dual-SIM capability.
If the report is indeed accurate in this regard then the 2018 iPhone will include dual-SIM support, although it is unclear whether all iPhone models sold will feature it – Samsung for example offers special “Duo” versions of its smartphones which allow two SIM cards to be inserted at once. Kuo reports that next year’s iPhones will be able to take two SIMs simultaneously, with both capable of 4G LTE speeds.
2H18 iPhone models won’t only offer faster LTE transmission speed: “We predict that at least one of the 2H18 new iPhone models will support dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS). Unlike existing DSDS phones, which commonly support LTE+3G connections, we believe next-generation iPhone models will support LTE+LTE connections, in a bid to enhance the user experience.”
Fitting two SIM cards into something as tightly packed as an iPhone’s innards is no mean feat, although there is some suggestion that Apple may get around this by utilizing eSIM cards in the form of Apple SIM like in iPad Pro series or Apple Watch Series 3, although that remains to be seen. If Apple were to offer support for multiple SIM cards in one iPhone though, we can finally look forward to being able to use one iPhone for both business and personal use – something those with business phones have longed for.
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