Apple released Monday released iOS 12 beta 5, which brings a lot of new features and improvements, although there are no new important features to talk about.
Well, there are no new important features that common beta testers will notice. But buried inside the code are elements that confirm one of the best features that come to this year's new iPhones.
Rumors from various sources claimed in recent months that at least one of 2018 iPhones would come with dual SIM support. Apple never mentioned the feature on WWDC 2018 at the beginning of June, but 9to5Mac found code in iOS 12 beta 5 confirming that iPhones should get a second SIM.
As you can see in these pictures, the code contains references to a "different SIM status" and a "second SIM Tray Status," and a "dual SIM device" is also mentioned. In other words, Apple iOS 12 prepares to run on devices that support multiple SIMs.
The code also shows that some iPhones come with drawers that will accommodate two SIM cards. Earlier reports said dual SIM phones would come in two versions, including phones that would use two physical SIM cards, and phones that combine a regular SIM card with an eSIM.
Android devices have offered two SIM phones for years, especially in Asian markets, including China where consumers are using multiple SIMs. But Apple has never made dual SIM devices, which means they're likely to be incredibly popular in various developing markets, not just Asia.