IOS 12 Developer Beta 5 Dual SIM Support, Indicates to iPhones with Calling
A diagnostic report shows references to a “second SIM status” and a “second SIM tray status” that suggest dual SIM support for future iPhones. For HomePod, a ‘Call Phone’ option has been added to the list of requests you can make on Smart SP.
Renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already claimed that Apple will launch a dual-SIM iPhone this year and that the phone will be the most affordable of the three devices in the 2018 lineup. No report has followed these claims, but now, the recently released iOS 12 developer Beta 5 has somewhat proven that Cupertino-based tech giant is working to bring a dual-SIM support to the iPhone this year.
According to technology news website 9to5mac, a component of the system responsible for creating the diagnostic report cites references such as “second SIM status”, “second SIM tray status” and a “dual SIM device”. It suggests that Apple is updating iOS this year to run a device with support for two SIM cards. Further, the “second SIM tray” indicates that the future iPhone will come with two physical SIM trays. People used to be able to use two SIM cards: a regular SIM and an e-SIM On the same line, Kuo claimed that the iPhone with LCD display would also launch in a SIM variant.
In a separate development related to iOS 12 developer Beta 5, 9to5mac reported that the homepod may be able to make a phone call after the update. Currently, users need to dial a number on an iPhone to use the smart speaker as an output device for the call but you have to answer the call through the iPhone anyway. The ‘Personal Requests’ setup UI for the homepod displays a fourth icon and adds a ‘phone call’ to the list of requests you can make on the homepod.
Interestingly, Apple did not announce an update at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June referring to HomePod, but it did launch a software update that brought features like AirPlay 2 or multi-room audio and iMessages to iCloud. “The HomePod, Apple’s wireless speaker, now offers a more immersive listening experience throughout the home, including support for the HomePod stereo pair and a new multi-room audio system in iOS 11.4,” the company said. Homepod was late for the party, but Apple is trying to keep up with the pace of technological advancement and the features that its competitors are introducing into their products.
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