Apple’s 2018 iPhones may finally support dual SIM cards
iPhone X is the Apple’s latest device and it is breaking several records.
Meanwhile, the said dual SIM support might support dual SIM and dual standby as well.
A new report suggests that Apple is going to pull a never-before-done trick very soon.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of the company KGI Securities says that in 2018, Apple will purchase the modems from Intel and Qualcomm, and Intel will become the main supplier with a share of orders 70-80%.
New baseband chips from Intel & Qualcomm will significantly boost transmission speed of new 2H18 iPhone models thanks to supporting 4×4 MIMO antenna design: We believe that 2H18 new iPhones will upgrade baseband chips from Intel’s XMM 7480 and Qualcomm’s MDM 9655 in 2H17 to Intel’s XMM 7560 and Qualcomm’s SDX 20.
Ming-Chi Kuo also believes that the innovation will positively affect the sales of Apple iPhone in China, where smartphones with two SIM-cards are more popular. Yes, you guessed it right, the next year’s iPhone ir reportedly coming with a dual-SIM support.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 features the 4×4 MIMO antenna module and beats the iPhone X by some way in internet speeds, even when being used on networks that don’t now support gigabit LTE.
While Apple is also working on 5G support for future iPhones, these are nice advancements that should work to hold users over until the true next-generation of mobile broadband is available. All of the new models will come with an edge to edge display and 3D facial recognition sensor just like the one used in the iPhone X. The OLED models will have 5.8 and 6.5-inch screens and if the 5.8-inch model costs $1,000, I wonder how much the 6.5 inch model of the same device cost.
If Apple launches the iPhone with dual SIM support, it could prove beneficial in markets like India, where users have too many options of networks to choose from, depending on their needs.