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iPhone 12 5G will not work on dual-SIM variants at launch

20 October 2020 0

Apple's new iPhone 12 lineup features 5G connectivity that makes it a first. There is support for both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G bands so that users can enjoy faster internet connection regardless of where they are. But if you are planning to get iPhone 12 series dual-SIM variants, there is something you should be aware of.

As spotted on Reddit, iPhone 12 5G connectivity will not work on dual-SIM variants. This is based on the FAQ mentioned on an internal document where Apple has talked about the device falling back to the 4G LTE network. It says that users will get no 5G support if they will choose to use both lines while using the dual-SIM mode.

The document reads,

"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."

It means users will have to give up one line for another if they want to enjoy 5G speeds. They can choose either to use the physical SIM card or the eSIM line. This is certainly a disappointing piece of news for those who have to rely on both SIM cards in their day-to-day lives. However, the good thing is that it seems to be a temporary issue that will be fixed quite soon.

An internal Verizon document mentions that Apple has already started working on a fix for the issue. It will release a software update that will enable 5G connectivity for dual-SIM mode. The fix is expected to arrive by the end of this year i.e. within the next couple of months.

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