Apple iPhone The 12 series will not support dual SIM 5G at launch, but with a software update later this year. MacRumours cited an internal document from Apple employees confirming that 5G will not be available in Dual SIM mode on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro at launch. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders began on Friday, while the iPhone 12 mini e iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for order starting November 6.
The document answers the following question: Does 5G work with Dual SIM? “When using two lines in Dual SIM mode, 5G data is not supported on either line and will revert to 4G LTE. If customers only use eSIM and have a 5G supported operator and service plan, they will have access to 5G. “
However, Apple plans to enable 5G support in Dual SIM mode with a software update later this year, suggests an internal Verizon slide accessible from MacRumours. Meanwhile, Verizon says eSIM customers must remove the physical SIM from their file iPhone 12 o iPhone 12 Pro to access its 5G network.
When is 5G expected in India? Not for quite some time, at least until 2022 according to Ericson, the Swedish telecommunications equipment manufacturer. So regardless of yours iPhone having a single or dual SIM, 5G is out of the question for Indian users. When 5G becomes available to Indian users, Apple is likely to enable dual SIM networking with a software update.
5G is activated automatically iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models, provided that users have chosen a supported wireless operator that offers a 5G network. To access 5G while roaming in other countries, Apple’s document states that customers can purchase a local SIM card or eSIM plan and use it as a single line with 5G, where available.
This means that users can have two lines of service on one iPhone, useful for purchasing data-only plans while traveling abroad or to have personal and work lines in a single solution iPhone.
According to a report by EY, unlike 4G which is mainly used for mobile connectivity, 5G in India will be used for eMBB (advanced mobile broadband) in addition to applications in areas that require low latency.
Apple will not support 5G on dual SIM at the launch of iPhone 12. However, support will be available later this year with updated software, the reports suggest.
- Apple iPhone The 12 series will not support dual SIM 5G at launch.
- 5G is not expected in India for the foreseeable future, so regardless of whether the iPhone has single or dual SIM, it will not really matter for Indian users.
- When India introduces 5G, Apple is likely to enable dual SIM networking with a software update.