Apple’s iPhone 12 Doesn’t Support 5G in Dual SIM Mode

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: October 22, 2020

The latest in the
series – iPhone 12 – will be the company’s first phone that would support 5G,
but there’s a problem!

If you’re planning to
use dual SIM mode and 5G simultaneously, your 5G will not work. At least, that
was the case until the launch.

We found out this
essential piece of information on Reddit where someone had shared the internal
company training documents. The authenticity of the documents has been checked
and this is what they said: “When using two lines in Dual SIM mode, 5G data isn’t supported on either line and will fall back to 4G LTE. If customers are using eSIM only and are on a 5G supported carrier and service plan, they’ll have 5G access.”

Apparently, the new
Apple phones have one physical SIM slot and one digital eSIM. Through this
option, it will be possible to utilize the phone in dual SIM mode. This means
that you can have two separate phone numbers, on two opposite networks, and
that too on one device.

This truly is a
life-saver for people who prefer to have separate personal and professional
numbers. The lack of 5G is obviously going to be disappointing, but let’s see
what Apple has in store for us because—according to MacRumors—a fix will be out
later this year in form of a software update. 

The phones are out and
will be with their rightful users by October 23rd so one thing is
clear: they would have to wait for a long time until the fix is out. As far as
iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are concerned, they’ll be out at a later
date, but the preorders begin from November 6th.


Updated October 22, 2020
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