It seems like Apple may have just started listening to its customers, as a new report has surfaced stating that the iPhones due in 2018 may come with dual-SIM support, something that users have been asking for quite sometime now. Smartphones with dual-SIM cards have become very common with companies like Samsung, Xiaomi, LG and others, all offering dual-SIM card models. Additionally, the research note released by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that the iPhone X successor will come with dual-SIM support along with dual LTE standby technology, which means that the device will support 4G LTE on both the SIM cards instead of the general combination of 4G on one and 3G on the other.
As per the report, the new iPhones will make their debut in the second half of the year. Mac Rumours who were the first one to report on the news have also pointed to the fact that Apple is looking to Intel for the baseband chips (modems) for future iPhone models. Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will opt for the Intel XMM7560 along with the Qualcomm SDX 20.
In a separate report by FastCompany, it is being said that Apple will be opting to go for 5G modems in the successor to the iPhone X, making its smartphones future ready. This may be due to fact that Apple has been wanting to increase the speed of connectivity on the iPhones. The report cited a source close to the development.
All these developments may somehow be related to the on-going lawsuit between Apple and Qualcomm.