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Apple Going to Make Dual SIM iPhones Soon?

Papers filed with China's State Intellectual Property Office suggest that a dual SIM-slot will allow the iPhone to support two numbers in a single handset.

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Updated:December 21, 2016, 10:49 AM IST
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Apple Going to Make Dual SIM iPhones Soon?
Apple next-gen iPhones will sport a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. (Image: REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo)
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In what sounds like good news for Apple loyalists, the company has begun filing patents in the United States and China for a dual SIM phone and the ability to produce phones that support two SIM cards in one handset.

Read more: Apple iPhone 8 Models Likely to Sport OLED Curved Displays

It has been learnt that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Apple a patent for dual SIM tech.

Read more: Apple to Make iPhones, iPads, Macs in India Soon?

Apple iPhones have a major drawback when it comes to catering to users (especially in China and India) who look for expandable storage and dual SIM support on their phones. Lack of this support is the likely cause of its limited growth in some nations.

Read more: Apple Brings Panic Button to iPhones With iOS 10.2 Update

Also, papers filed with China's State Intellectual Property Office suggest that a dual SIM-slot will allow the iPhone to support two numbers in a single handset. The documents were filed in March this year and were published in September.

It is, however, pertinent to note that getting a patent does not imply that Apple will use the technology in its upcoming iPhones.

| Edited by: Krishna Sinha Chaudhury
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