The countdown continues to the iPhone XI, or the iPhone 9, or no matter Apple is asking this yr’s units, and the newest rumor to succeed in us includes the technical configuration of a number of of the brand new handsets: particularly, dual-SIM is likely to be concerned.
That is in line with sources talking to the 21st Century Business Herald in China. Apparently fashions for some international locations will use a regular dual-SIM tray, whereas others will incorporate a regular SIM and the bespoke Apple SIM you may already discover in some iPad Professional fashions. At this level it is not clear which of the three 2018 iPhones will get the tech.
The Herald would not have any earlier type in predicting Apple’s strikes, so take this report with a number of grains of salt. That mentioned, revered Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously hinted that dual-SIM expertise may arrive on this yr’s iPhones.
One SIM good, two SIMs higher
With the ability to handle two numbers from one cellphone is a function a number of customers in growing nations depend on – and that is a part of the rationale why the iPhone lags behind Android outdoors the US. The worldwide attraction of the iPhone would definitely get a lift.
On the identical time, we all know that Western carriers aren’t keen on dual-SIM expertise, due to the cash they make on worldwide plans. With recent changes in roaming charges, there is likely to be some flexibility on that entrance now, although we would nonetheless be stunned if dual-SIM fashions arrived within the US and UK.
In September, we should always discover out for positive – within the meantime, file this within the “potential” column. You may as well anticipate the same old velocity bumps by way of efficiency, an iPhone X-esque notch design throughout all of the fashions, and naturally iOS 12.
By way of Apple Insider