dual sim iphone 7 PLEASE!

sdeleng

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This is all I want with any future iphone - a dual sim option. Samsung does it, why can't Apple? I travel a lot and am sick and tired of carrying around 3 phones that rattle around and take up valuable space - two iphones and one cheap nokia for each country's sim. I know builder's with 3 phones. Business men. Etc. Not everyone wants to be bothered at night on a business phone and today people use mobiles more and more, land phones less and less. PLEASE APPLE - introduce a dual SIM model, or better still, why don't you become innovative, and introduce a triple SIM option? I am on the verge of decamping to your competitors...
 

madgibbon

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Unfortunately you will probably find the user base for dual sim is so small it's not worth Apple investing R&D into it, even if that means losing people to rival devices. Most people only care about whether thay can fit the there app/music collection on it, does it takes good photos of there latest meal and allow them to quickly post it on Facebook.
 

sdeleng

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Unfortunately you will probably find the user base for dual sim is so small it's not worth Apple investing R&D into it, even if that means losing people to rival devices. Most people only care about whether thay can fit the there app/music collection on it, does it takes good photos of there latest meal and allow them to quickly post it on Facebook.
I do not agree - why do you think so many other companies make one? Not at all useless - no, USEFUL, practical, logical. The nano sims take up so little space to boot. I think the market is getting bigger and bigger for dual sim as the landline market goes down. The talkase mentioned above gets terrible reviews, as do all dual sim adaptors. Some mean jail breaking the iphone - no thank you.

Apple has brought out products in the past that most said had no market - and they were big hits on the whole. I would take a bet that a dual sim iPhone would be such a hit. More so than the iwatch - the appeal of which I do not understand at all. I mean who wear a watch anymore? Oh, all the millions who have ordered the Apple one.
 
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aziatiklover

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Unfortunately you will probably find the user base for dual sim is so small it's not worth Apple investing R&D into it, even if that means losing people to rival devices. Most people only care about whether thay can fit the there app/music collection on it, does it takes good photos of there latest meal and allow them to quickly post it on Facebook.
China is their main market now and Chinese people use a lot sim cards.
 
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sdeleng

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Chinese people are leaving the world in many respects. I rest my case. Oh, and more memory as well would be great. Not at all useless
 
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ucfgrad93

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Unfortunately you will probably find the user base for dual sim is so small it's not worth Apple investing R&D into it, even if that means losing people to rival devices. Most people only care about whether thay can fit the there app/music collection on it, does it takes good photos of there latest meal and allow them to quickly post it on Facebook.
Agreed. While it would be nice to have a dual sim iPhone, like you, I just don't see there being enough of a market.
 

amirite

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As others have said, it won't happen due to it being an edge case. However you may get what you want if/when virtual SIMs come into use. I believe Apple had a patent for something like this a couple of years ago.
 

SeilerBird

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Since adding more memory would not be useless in the slightest are you trying to say you are in support of a dual SIM iPhone?
Adding more memory is totally useless because it is not going to solve the problems people think it will.
 

applefan

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I also want a dual SIM iPhone. When iPads started shipping with the “Apple SIM”, I wondered if the problem could be salved this way, one SIM with multiple numbers.

Maybe someone on the forum with this kind of technical background could say if this is feasible or not.
 

LucasEVille

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Think this is a feature that could potentially be more useful for European customers, however that ship will soon be leaving.

I travel a lot to Germany, Denmark and other European countries from the UK. The EU has progressively capped the maximum roaming charges and those charges are being forced down over time by the EU to the point where some networks in the UK (Three) offer free roaming with your data, calls and texts. Others offer £1.99 a day (o2) or £3 a day (vodafone). Three are just missing Germany in their "feel at home" package, if they had Germany I would probably jump ship regardless of their network throttling on their unlimited plans. Interestingly they also include the USA on their plan.

In the mean time I use multiple sim cards for travel and would love a dual sim iphone. However the world is getting smaller and the use of this will diminish. I can't see apple funding this on their phones anytime.
 

sdeleng

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That's great info - I will look into Three - it would make life a lot easier. Do they cover Spain and France in free roaming?

By the one SIM with multiple numbers is great for a business, but does not solve the traveler's problem like free roaming would.
 
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reckonankit

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Seriously you want iPhone in Dual Sim its not good idea because they offer quality. As we know if dual Sim functionality will be added we lose many features. as you look on Samsung all major smartphone in galaxy S series comes with single SIM so why you looking for Apple in dual SIM
 

jw12345678

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It would be a nice feature, having a dual sim phone. Can't see it happening though, sadly. On a happier note, in answer to your earlier question about Three roaming, it does include Spain and France. Three also offers 4g for free, and the roaming works with pay-as-you go SIM cards so you can buy one for your iPad too and use that when abroad as well.
 
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LucasEVille

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That's great info - I will look into Three - it would make life a lot easier. Do they cover Spain and France in free roaming?

By the one SIM with multiple numbers is great for a business, but does not solve the traveler's problem like free roaming would.
Spain and France are included, see here:

http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home

No way endorsing any particular network, but its good to compare :)
 
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