iPhone 12 won’t allow 5G in dual SIM mode at launch. It was initially announced that Apple’s latest iPhone 12 lineup will be shipped in. Without any earbuds or wall charger in the box. The reason according to Apple is to reduce the environmental impact of the phone. Instead, the company promised to ship all with just a USB-C to Lightning cable.
Together with the company’s latest phones, Apple is also pulling out the accessories from its available iPhone models moving forward. And now, the company has said that the iPhone 12 won’t allow 5G in dual SIM mode at launch.
iPhone 12 won’t allow 5G in dual SIM mode at launch
The latest iPhone of Apple allows 5G networks, however not if you make use of the device in dual SIM mode. This report was according to an internal Apple training document exposing the issue that began spreading on Reddit over the weekend.
Dual SIM mode is a feature that was launched on the iPhone line together with the iPhone XS. And this feature is of great help to all those traveling or based abroad. Or even those who maintain work as well as personal lines on the same device.
By enabling data-only service and a physical Nano-SIM line from another carrier making use of an eSIM simultaneously.
Wording from Apple document concerning iPhone 12.
However, that evidently interferes with the ability of Apple iPhone 12 to operate on 5G networks, at least at the moment. Below is the wording from the document of Apple:
“Does 5G work with Dual SIM?”
“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”.
Apple to plan an update
Apple is said to be planning an update to address the issue later this year. This report was according to MacRumors which pinpoints an internal Verizon slide explaining the support of the company’s 5G for the iPhone. Right now, You can make use of the 5G networks on the iPhone 12.
You can use it with either an eSIM or a Nano-SIM line, it doesn’t matter. As far as you make use of a single line only at a time. This actually means that any user of eSIM will have to withdraw the physical card from their iPhone 12 to make use of 5G speeds.
Apple did not reply to any appeal for comment on its plan to work on 5G capability while making use of an iPhone 12 in dual SIM mode.