Apple, on Wednesday, unveiled the 3 new extensions of the iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California namely, iPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr.
At the event, it was announced that the new iPhone Xs will come with dual SIM capability.
This feature, according to Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple Inc., will allow users who want to keep two numbers on one device to do so without any interference made possible by a new technology called the DSDS (Dual SIM Dual Standby).
The iPhone Xs’ (both models) dual SIM capabilities is enabled by Apple’s eSIM technology which doesn’t need a physical SIM card to work. So the user uses one physical SIM alongside the eSIM.
However, Apple plans to satisfy the Chinese market equally though the eSIM technology will not be available. In view of this, a special model is built for the Asian country which will use two physical SIMs –one on each side of the SIM tray.
The eSIM technology is popular in recent iPads so this upgrade makes sense for the iPhone.
We do hope the eSIM sits well with our telcos when the Xs make its way to Africa in the near future.
More updates follow soon….