Chinese telcos tease dual-SIM support on the upcoming iPhone

With Apple's event coming up in less than two days, telcos around the world are preparing for the launch of the three new iPhones.

Based on leaked teaser images, China Mobile and China Telecom are getting ready to launch the first iPhone with dual-SIM support.

China Telecom's teaser image states that the upcoming iPhone will support dual SIM cards on dual 4G networks.

China Mobile's teaser image has an illustration of an apple with two SIM cards. There are also captions suggesting the different uses of the SIM cards such as work SIM, travel SIM and data SIM.

Photo: Weibo
Photo: Weibo

Bloomberg reported in February that Apple is considering to offer a dual-SIM model of the 6.5-inch iPhone in some markets.

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared that the 6.1-inch iPhone model could support dual SIM cards while Economic Daily News claimed that the first iPhone with dual-SIM support is exclusive to China.

The most concrete evidence of dual-SIM support coming to the iPhone appeared in the references of iOS 12 beta where there are mentions of "second SIM status" and a "second SIM tray status".

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This article was first published in Hardware Zone