Dual-SIM 6.1-inch Apple iPhone will be exclusive to China says new report

Dual-SIM 6.1-inch Apple iPhone will be exclusive to China says new report
Last week, we told you that code discovered in the iOS 12 beta 5 release indicated that a dual SIM Apple iPhone will be unveiled this year. While the smart money is betting on the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model (dubbed "iPhone 9") as being the recipient of this feature, we mentioned in our article that there are some who believe that the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus model will sport the dual SIM capabilities because of the iPhone 9's rumored delay due to issues with the LCD panel and the notch.

The latest news comes from a report out of Taiwan, which states that the three new iPhone models expected to be introduced next month have been given code numbers of 801, 802, 803 and 804. That is four numbers for three phones. Hmm. The 801 and 802 units are believed to be the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED handsets, respectively. And that would leave the 6.1-inch LCD device, the iPhone 9, carrying the 803 and 804 codes. One of those code numbers could be for the version of the phone that includes a dual card-dual standby SIM slot. And that particular model, according to the report, will be exclusive to China.

Unlike U.S. smartphone users, their Chinese counterparts love having two lines connected to their smartphones. Counterpoint Research says that last month, the iPhone had a 9% share of the number one market in the world for connected handsets. By adding dual card-dual standby SIM to at least one model, Apple could entice some Chinese Android users whose need for dual SIM capabilities outweighed their desire to own an iPhone.



1. redmd

Posts: 1949; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm excited by that 6.5 inch iPhone.

2. fyah_king unregistered

Why? 3.5in is the perfect size.

3. Phullofphil

Posts: 1833; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Troll. Times change you have to adapt. Not get stuck on your ideas and for you get stuck on a smartphone like it’s a school mascot. Have an open mind and stop the crap.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1833; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Here is the thing for me. I still don’t understand the point of having a duel sim phone. The only reason for me any way would be to have like att and Verizon on the same phone to get best whatever but that would be expensive and primly not what it’s for. Please explain a good reason for duel sims. I don’t get why you need them.

7. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Chinese inevent dual sim even there’s triple sim cheap Chinese crap and the reason is instead of using 2 phones use one phone with dual sim including 4G and 3G. The thing don’t like about dual it does cause kinda of heating issue.

9. mahima

Posts: 744; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

In india...you could get 2gb 4G data per at $6 for 90 days. So...you can easily afford 2 sims I have three sim card including dual sim phone and a cellular tablet... and no extra charge for calling and sms...they are free if you buy data

11. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

You could have one line for work, and the other for home/private stuff. Lots of self employed tradesman carry 2 phones, dual sim solves that problem.

13. kucma

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Exactly my issue! But I prefer iOS so while I will not switch back to Android just because of this it is rather annoying if double sim will stay in China.

12. kucma

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Hmm. I might stay on my 6S Plus for another year then. It works perfectly fine and no double sim is borderline deal breaker for me.

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