Apple iPhone models in 2018 will have dual SIM, faster LTE speeds

Apple iPhone models in 2018 will have dual SIM, faster LTE speeds

According to a pair of recent reports, that's all set to change in 2018.

Furthermore, Kuo says Apple's move to new cellular modules will cause shifts in the supply chain. Kuo previously predicted that Apple will upgrade baseband chips from Intel's XMM 7480 and Qualcomm's MDM 9655 to Intel's XMM 7560 and Qualcomm's SDX 20. But if latest research note by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is anything to go by then the Apple iPhone 2018 models will include dual-SIM support with dual-standby technology.

The note also points to the expanded reliability on Intel for developing 70 to 80 percent of the baseband chips for future Apple iPhone 2018 models. That makes sense, since Apple is now locked in a bitter legal dispute with Qualcomm, but it also means that Intel must be close to shipping a baseband modem that can handle advanced LTE technologies.

Rumours of Apple's next-generation iPhone are already floating around and now a new report suggests that Apple is going to pull a never-before-done trick very soon.

As reported by MacRumors, Kou said, "2H18 iPhone models won't only offer faster LTE transmission speed: We predict that at least one of the 2H18 new iPhone models will support dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS)".

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 features the 4x4 MIMO antenna module and beats the iPhone X by some way in internet speeds, even when being used on networks that don't now support gigabit LTE. Well, reportedly, Apple is planning on bringing dual-SIM support to the future iPhones.

While carriers and networks supporting gigabit LTE are few and far between at the moment Apple including the new tech will futureproof these devices and you'll have generally faster speeds even before your network or carrier embraces gigabit LTE. This may be due to fact that Apple has been wanting to increase the speed of connectivity on the iPhones.