iPhone X Dual sim availability

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  1. Hellenek macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    Which countries will the actual dual sim be available in? Tried to check the Apple Hong Kong site but it's in mandarin.
     
  2. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Only China and HK.
     
  3. Hellenek thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you JPack. If i bought a dual sim iPhone from HK, would it work in any country?
     
  4. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Yes.

    The HK version is actually the only true global version iPhone as it supports TD-SCDMA and all bands. It’s the preferred version for most buyers. Apple’s local pricing puts it about 10% higher than U.S. pricing.
     
  5. AKS3003 macrumors member

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    Dual SIM is also available in India. Should be available in Europe too
     
  6. JPack macrumors 68040

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    The rest of the world including India and Europe get the “fake” dual-SIM version with eSIM + nano-SIM.

    Only China and HK have access to the “real” dual-SIM product.
     
  7. Hellenek thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you ever so much JPack. I'll get the HK version then.
     
  8. Anandc macrumors 6502

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    What means Fake Dual Sim?
     
  9. AKS3003 macrumors member

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    No. India has the proper dual SIM implementation. No eSIM
     
  10. Anandc macrumors 6502

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    INDIA has eSim. Jio & Airtel network are part of it.
     
  11. AKS3003 macrumors member

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    Yeah. I checked again. You are correct, India has the eSIM
     
  12. Anandc macrumors 6502

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    There's nothing wrong with the eSim nor it's fake dual sim. Apple is always looking forward but with the limitations of eSim in China, they had to go backwards.

    eSim is the future and India has it with two providers and soon there will be even more.

    I'm even guessing that we won't need a SIM card in the future since eSim is already taking over it's place.
     
  13. AKS3003 macrumors member

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    I hope Apple implements the use of eSIM in India. I currently use Airtel, so looking forward to a functional eSIM
     
  14. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Three network in the UK think they are getting the dual sim version but personally I think they are mistaken.
     
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  16. MCube74 macrumors 65816

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    I thought the HK version will use e-sim as well.

    Only China gets dual sim.
     
  17. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Check the tech specs page again.

    Only China and HK get the dual-SIM version.
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    No. Check the tech specs page for HK.
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    Most carriers in the world don’t support eSIM. This is a 2018 iPhone, not 2021. Consumers want dual-SIM support now. Plus, there’s the possibility of carrier locking and control over eSIM.
     
  18. Lyn2012 macrumors 6502

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    True but Three are saying that th
    Even the carrier supposedly having eSim in Spain (Vodafone according to Apple website) have said to me today that they are testing it but have no plans to adopt it. On the other hand Orange, who Apple don’t even mention, say they’re expecting to use it but no date set as yet. How can people in EU or UK get a proper dual SIm from China or HK? Unfortunately I haven’t enough spare cash for the airfare!
     
  19. Globug macrumors 6502

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    just looked on the hong kong english site and only the xmax and xr will have proper dual sims. the xs will still have the esim.

    hope that helped. (i'm jetlagged and don't give a **** about my grammar right now. sorry)
     
  20. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    Does it matter which sim is the main one?

    My personal provider is EE UK and my work is on O2. Only EE supports eSim.

    I want EE to be my main provider but that would be eSim, secondary would be O2 with a nano sim.
     
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  22. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    So I could have O2 as my main sim and EE as the eSim?
     
  23. Renho macrumors 68000

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    Criminals won’t like that, how else can they make calls without getting tracked.
     
  24. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    Yes
     
  25. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Thanks that’s good to know although I don’t think I need 2 sims.
     

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