Dual SIM iPhone model and gigabit LTE tipped for the 2018 crop
by Daniel Petrov / Nov 22, 2017, 3:14 AM
Currently, the iPhone 8 and X max out at 600Mbps, but the theoretical peak speeds are not all there is to it, as no US carrier can hit those in a consistent manner anyway. Apparently, it's the wider throughput that matters, as a recent test where the Note 8 marked twice higher download speeds than the iPhone X on T-Mobile's network showed.
a royalties dispute with the Texans for a while now, and is bent on moving away from them as chip suppliers.The faster antenna modules that Apple is going to implement will support 4x4 MIMO, instead of the current 2x2, just like Qualcomm's latest modems in chips like the Snapdragon 835. Theoretically, this should also improve coverage in spotty areas, but the kicker is that Apple plans to achieve the gigabit LTE and new antennae moves with Intel, instead of Qualcomm gear. It has been in
That's not all there is to it, though, as next year Apple might stop being the only large phone maker that doesn't sport dual SIM phones in its lineup (perhaps as part of a move to please Chinese users with a more affordable LCD model), and could offer a model with dual LTE capabilities, jumping ahead of the dual SIM pack in one fell swoop, says the analyst:
While currently Intel holds only a single digit market share in wireless modem chips, Ming-Chi Kuo notes that next year it might supply 70% to 80% of Apple's baseband chips which would significantly raise its overall imprint. Intel is also said to work with Apple on the next-gen 5G modems, and even to produce the A-series chipsets fused together with the 5G silicon in its foundries at some point, so Apple may end up being one of its largest clients very soon.
Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016
Dual-SIM? like putting 2 different numbers in one phone? Wow, how can other manufacturer didn't think this simple stuff earlier? It will be handy since I know lot's of people carrying 2 phones all the time. This will be game changer and other manufacturers will copy it for sure. /s
posted on Nov 22, 2017, 5:29 AM 4
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LMFAO!! The iSheep will soon be here to tell us that Apple invented dual-sim and their implementation with dual LTE is superior. Well I use dual-sim phones exclusively and LTE/3G is more than enough as long as you can choose which sim slot to use for LTE. I can't see why this would be a thing.
posted on Nov 22, 2017, 6:06 AM 2
Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 27, 2011
To be effective a Dual Sim has to be Dual Active, not with one Sim in standby like it is the case today. In any case the Note 8 is available on line with 2 Sims and that is the one I am going to get.
posted on Nov 22, 2017, 2:25 PM 0
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Why is everyone waxing lyrical about dual Sim phones? In my Country if it ain't got 2+ Sim support, u just weren't planning on selling it. The only phones I've used without a dual Sim was Nokia dumb phones and the Galaxy S2
posted on Nov 23, 2017, 4:35 AM 1
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it's already possible to use two or even three numbers on any iphone using SIMORE E-Clips adapter. this 3G dual sim adapter transform any idevices into a dual sim or triple sim phone with all numbers active online at the same time for calls, data and text message. E-Clips is also a wifi router to connect up to 8 users to share internet access
posted on Nov 23, 2017, 8:33 AM 0
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