This may be the year Apple will finally offer a smartphone with dual SIM capability. The good news comes from credible analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities who has teased upcoming iPhone features on several occasions in the past.
Kuo, based on a note to investors, believes that Tim Cook’s company might be ready to offer consumers dual SIM variants of their fall 2018 smartphones. The 6.1-inch LCD unit will definitely support dual SIM and would hit the market with a starting price of $650. There’s a chance the OLED model, the 6.5-inch phone, will receive dual SIM support as well, but according to Kuo, the smallest OLED models will not have dual SIM support.
While users in the US aren’t particularly looking for this feature, the option to put two SIMs on a phone is very attractive in Europe and Asia. Users in the US, however, can celebrate the pricing of the models; if dual SIMs start at $650, Apple might be willing to lower the price of the single SIM smartphone to $550.
This new feature, coupled with lower price single SIM models, could drive iPhone sales to a new record high. With Huawei’s P20 and P20 Pro selling units worth $15 million in 10 seconds, Apple is certainly looking for a way to thwart off competition and maintain its share of the smartphone market.