This news has been going on for a while now, which is Apple
is already working on some three new iPhones, which is yet still a rumor as there hasn’t been any confirmation from the company.
The previous rumor suggests that the coming devices
will feature some really cool specifications which include the support dual-SIM connectivity, even though the leak doesn’t reveal which of the iPhone will have the feature but it points to two out of the three Smartphones
Although, dual-sim smartphones are not very popular in the United States which is the major base for iPhone
users, so if Apple
can actualize this dual-sim set up which could drive more customers for the company and raise some new customers for them outside of the US where dual-sim mobiles are widely used.
The latest gist about this news is that there has been some sort of confirmation from Apple itself, through some code included in iOS 12 developer beta 5.
As shown in the image 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.