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Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus Will Feature a Dual-SIM Version Exclusive to China

by Habeeb Onawole 3

Apple’s iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7s) is set to be the first iPhone to have a couple of features never seen on previous models. It will ditch the home button completely and sport an OLED display, and now new reports say it will be the first to have dual SIM slots.

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Yes, it seems Apple has seen the light, in China alone though, as the source says it will be a China exclusive. The news was broken a few hours ago on micro-blogging site, Weibo. While the new has not been confirmed yet, we want to believe it is true judging from a report back in October that said Apple filed two domestic patents related to dual SIM technology.

One of the patents (Patent Number: 2016101166075) is related to SIM selection and the other is related to power consumption for dual-SIM technology (Patent Number: 2016100813788). Both patents were submitted on February 5th and March 2nd 2016.apple-dual-sim-patent-2 apple-dual-sim-patent apple-iphone-8-dual-sim

It will be interesting to see how Apple’s first dual-SIM phone differs from that of other manufacturers. Will both SIMs support 4G LTE or will data connectivity be limited to one? What will also be the difference in price between a dual-SIM variant and a single SIM model? These are some of the questions on our list.

READ MORE: Apple Rumored To Be Preparing Four iPhone Models for 2017

If this turns out to be true, it will leave the Pixel line as the only flagship phones without dual SIM support. Are you excited about a dual-SIM iPhone?

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  • Saku

    Congrats to Apple, now they know what innovation really means!

  • Rick

    Wow, dual SIM, what a breakthrough…

  • harrydevlin

    Finally, a company has invented a way to put two SIMs in one phone. It’s about time. Everyone else that did this in the past did it wrong. Apple is the first company that figured out how to do it properly.