Finally, We Are Going To Get iPhone With Dual-SIM Support

After all, it’s never an abomination to have a dual SIM phone as Apple makes it look like. Even, the almighty Apple is about to add the much-requested feature to at least one of the three upcoming iPhones. Tgis simply means that we are going to have an iphone with dual-SIM support, something that’s very popular in some markets, but not common in the US where the company is based.

This has been rumored before, but now we get a sort of confirmation from Apple itself, through some code included in iOS 12 developer beta 5. As you can see from the screenshot below, a component of the system that generates diagnostic reports includes new references to “second SIM status” and “second SIM tray status”.

Another part of the code talks about a “dual sim device”. This is proof that Apple is considering building the necessary software support for the dual-SIM functionality right into the next iteration of its mobile OS. The mention of a second SIM tray implies that there will be two physical slots, and not the ability to use an actual SIM card alongside an eSIM.

Past mumblings talked about only the biggest (and most expensive) 2018 iPhone having a dual-SIM version, and only for specific regions. Still, even that’s better than nothing for those who have to use two different carriers or subscriptions for whatever reason. This will also be helpful for those who travel a lot, as they could keep using the account from their home country alongside cheaper plans from the place they’re visiting.

Apparently the countries where dual-SIM devices are most popular are Nigeria, Brazil, and Egypt, while such handsets get the least amount of use in the US, Canada, and Australia.


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