A couple of years ago, it would have seemed highly unlikely, borderline impossible to think that Apple would make a dual SIM device.
Well yesterday, they surprised the world by having their new device being able to hold two SIMS.
Some Apple fans may cringe at the prospect of this notion while others just might be okay with it but looking at the nature of some moves Apple has made this year, it seem Apple has recognized the size of its Chinese customers and their preferences.
This may come off as unfounded and just mere speculation but in the vein of said speculation, it seems quite interesting that Apple will not only go dual SIM but will introduce a lot of colorful devices especially after their experience with the iPhone 5C.
That is beside the point, Apple as usual always tries to be unique and innovative even when the tech is being ‘recycled’ or has existed for a while.
Commonly, a dual SIM phone or device is one that is able to hold two distinct SIM cards thus two different numbers which work together.
When someone calls you using one number, the call will come through as easily as the other.
However, with Apple there is a bit of a twist to it. Apple calls this Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS).
The company has introduced the eSIM technology similar to the one used in the cellular Apple Watch 3 and now 4 to their iPhones along with the normal SIM capabilities.
An eSIM stands for electronic SIM. This means that it is simply an electronic variant of a SIM with no physical form that can be removed (think Kasapa).
With the SIM being electronic, the user will have to have it scanned with a telco that supports it and then have it given a number or connected to the phone grid.
This along with the traditional SIM means the phone will be dual SIM.
Apple goes on to say that both SIMs will constantly be on standby (as the name suggests) thus the user will require only one transceiver to handle both SIMs therefore calls to either SIMs will come through.