Once upon a time, the idea of a large iPhone was ridiculous. Apple said it would never happen, because nobody needed one. But it happened. Another idea that is long overdue is that of an iPhone with dual-SIM support. No matter what anyone tells you, people love their dual-SIM phones and we shall welcome the first Dual-SIM iPhone shortly. Here is why.
People in the markets that Apple is now trying to get a chunk of love having two SIM cards in their phones. We Markets like India and China. Markets all over Asia, South America, and Africa. Those territories are dual-SIM territories. If Apple wants to sell there, they have to eat humble pie and make an iPhone with dual-SIM card slots.
Do you remember when a dual-SIM BlackBerry did not exist? Well, BlackBerry Ltd eventually made one, and for similar reasons to why Apple has to embrace dual-SIM feature in their phones.
When Will We See The First dual-SIM iPhone?
It is very likely that it will happen this year of our Lord, 2018. 9to5Mac reports that they found references to dual-SIM support in iOS 12 developer beta 5. Here is an excerpt from the report:
A component of the system responsible for the generation of diagnostic reports includes new references to “second SIM status” and a “second SIM tray status”. Another component references a “dual sim device”. Those references are clearly an indication that iOS is being updated to run in a future device with support for two SIM cards, as seen in the screenshot below. The mention of a “second sim tray” indicates it would in fact have two physical SIM cards instead of a regular one and an e-SIM as the second.
That is pretty much all the confirmation that anyone needs. The first dual-SIM iPhone is on the way. It won’t be long now. Joy to the world!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.