For many, one of the drawbacks of having an iPhone against the Android smartphone is the non-availability of expandable storage and dual SIM support. With the 32GB, 128GB and 256GB iPhones, there is not much need of any expandable storage. But the ability to have two phone numbers in one phone is much needed requirement for some folks to manage between a phone number for work and another for personal calls. Apple iPhone don’t have this functionality yet.
But now it’s look like Apple may be considering to introduce dual SIM functionality to the iPhone in future. Apple has recently filed patents for dual SIM functionality in different countries. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has already granted Apple patent for dual SIM card technology earlier this week.
The US patent reads as,
Some mobile devices have the capability of using multiple SIMs, allowing users to maintain different wireless services, such as for business and personal use.
In addition to this, another document filed with China’s State Intellectual Property Office describe a dual-SIM card feature that would allow the iPhone to store two phone numbers.
It’s also worth to mention here that receiving a patent document does not necessarily mean that Apple will use the technology to make dual-SIM iPhone in near future. Companies file technology patents many times, and some never turn into technology that shows up in its products.