Until now, every Apple phone had only one SIM card slot. This will apparently change with the 2018 models.
The 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD screen is the only new model with two slots. And it will not be published in the United States or Europe, according to the Economic daily news. Only the huge Chinese market.
Why a dual-sim iPhone?
Telephones with multiple SIM slots are popular in China and developing countries. Some wireless phone providers in these areas charge lower rates when they call other customers from the same provider. A dual SIM phone can take advantage of these offers.
Or some people call with only one provider, but have access to the internet from another cheaper company.
In Europe they have become popular by allowing someone to connect a device to their work number and their personal phone number. But even that was not enough to stand out in the United States.
To avoid confusion, both SIM cards can not be active at the same time. The user switches, which usually requires restarting the phone.
More information about the 6.1-inch iPhone
A two-SIM version may be one of the factors that make the 6.1-inch iPhone the most popular 2018 devices.
It has a larger screen than any other iOS device, even by defeating the iPhone from the 5.8-inch iPhone. And it could be cheaper than the other 2018 offers. A respected analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, predicts that it will cost between $ 600 and $ 700.