There are many useful features that people are looking for in their smartphones. The ability to have two phone numbers, through the use of two SIM cards, is popular with many. It’s an option that many iPhone users like to have, but Apple has been reluctant to offer it in major markets, even though all the hooks and brackets are lurking inside the software and hardware of the iPhone. iPhone.
Outside of the Chinese market, modern iPhones support two SIM cards; only the first is a physical SIM card, while the second is a digital eSIM. Not all networks support eSIM, and many find it more convenient to have two physical SIM cards in their phone.
Apple does not offer this solution to its customers, the only iPhone configurations revolve around color and storage. Could Western iPhones Support Two Physical SIMS? Hugh Jeffreys decided to find out; after all the iPhone already has two IMEI numbers, and the SIM component is modular …
By ordering a replacement dual SIM component for a Chinese iPhone, Jeffreys got to work on the physical level. By disassembling the iPhone (not the easiest task), he was able to access the module. Oddly enough, it’s simply screwed into the board, with a simple flex cable and connector. In other words, a very simple switch of the two components.
Upon restart, the iPhone recovered the dual SIM module, reconfigured the Settings app to handle two physical cards, and Apple’s smartphone worked flawlessly with two physical SIM cards.
Oddly enough, there isn’t a hardware lockout that third-party repairers face when replacing a TouchID sensor, nor a warning about the use of unauthorized parts, as you can see when a battery is dead. replaced outside the domain of Apple. The fact that the module is easily turned off, rather than strongly glued and soldered in place is also remarkable.
Apple hid everything it needed to bring an iPhone with two physical SIM cards to markets outside of China. When will it decide to activate this feature in a new product line? And why has it not happened already?
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