Before the launch of Apple iPhone 7, there were several reports indicating that it will be launched with dual-SIM support. Clearly, it did not happen. However, according to a new report, the upcoming Apple iPhones may offer support for dual-SIMs finally.
The Cupertino-based tech giant has been granted a patent by USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for dual-SIM technology for controlling multiple separate antennas on a mobile device.
The patent filed by Apple sheds light on the technology used to work with the dual-SIM cards and the factors considered to determine the priority among the two. As per the patent, the SIM card used for voice calls will be offered higher priority as opposed to the one used for cellular data at the same time.
Also, according to the report, offering dual-SIM support doesn’t mean any compromises on connectivity options. The iPhones will still offer support for 4G LTE networks.
It’d be interesting to see if Apple actually includes this feature in the upcoming iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus. It’s been a long time coming for Apple to include it on its iPhones.
All said and done, this is merely a patent and doesn’t confirm any rumors that indicate that the next iPhone will offer dual-SIM support.