Rumors speak many things and also predict that Apple will be launching three new iPhone models later this year. Now, we are being told that at least one of those 2018 phones will ship with a dual-SIM, dual-standby capability according to Chinese publication 21st Century Business Herald.
The new capabilities will reportedly be made possible thanks to the inclusion of an embedded Apple SIM in the iPhones.
This will be in addition to the traditional nano-SIM that will also be part of all new iPhones, with a tray installed to accommodate said SIM. It is also said that Apple will offer an iPhone with dual SIM trays in China, where Apple’s embedded SIM is not available.
Apple’s own SIMs are nothing new and produce a better way to allow cellular iPad owners to easily switch carriers without having to also switch SIM cards. While Apple SIMs were card-based like all SIMs but they are now embedded in the latest iPad Pro models, suggesting that there is a form for doing exactly that when the iPhones launch later in the fall.
The report, however, does not go into details explaining which of the 2018 iPhone models will include the embedded SIM or why it will not be all. With that said previously, the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone and 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus will include the same dual-SIM, dual-standby capabilities.
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We will add this to the presumable list of things that we will just have to wait before finding out for sure, and would suggest that you too take this with a pinch of salt. For now!
(Source: 21st Century Business Herald [Google Translate])