Apple iPhone 12 won’t run 5G if you have dual SIM cards installed
The Redditor adds that this piece of information is mentioned in an Apple Document for carriers and retailers and is not yet available to the public.
Although 5G is yet to reach India, even after it arrives, the iPhone 12 users might not be able to make the full use of it. As mentioned by a user on Reddit and reported by Macrumors, Apple iPhone 12 models, all of which support 5G, won’t use 5G connectivity when using dual SIM cards – a feature many look out for, in India. As per the user, using dual SIM will drop the connectivity levels to 4G LTE on both.
The Redditor adds that this piece of information is mentioned in an Apple Document for carriers and retailers and is not yet available to the public. However, all is not sad with this piece of information. The user also said that this will be solved with a software update that will arrive later in the year.
In the snapshot of the document shared by the user, it clearly mentions that “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 5G-supported carrier and service plan, they’ll have 5G access.”
5G was one of the focus points for Apple during the entire iPhone 12 launch event. The series is also company’s entry in the 5G smartphone segment. However, the network is not available in majority of the countries including India. From the looks of it, the country may get 5G connectivity support by next year.
Several Android OEMs have already tapped on to the opportunity and have launched 5G smartphones already in India.