‘iPhone 7’ May Support Dual SIMs, Keep 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Iphone 7 dual sim leak

Last week, a leaked photo of alleged ‘iPhone 7’ components hinted that the next-generation iPhone would come in three different models, with one model supporting dual SIMs and also retaining the 3.5mm headphone jack. Today, more leaked images of alleged iPhone 7’s Lightning cable assembly shared by Engadget via Rock Fix, a smartphone repair shop based in China’s Ganzhou, show a headphone jack attached to it, alongside images of iPhone’s dual-SIM trays.

“The shop owner also told us that there will be some changes to the antenna design, though he clarified that this won’t get rid of those antenna bands on the back of the phone; maybe it’s more to do with the rumored switch to Intel’s modem for the GSM models”.

In addition to the above, other parts shown off by the Chinese repair shop’s leaked images include some screen panels in the usual two sizes i.e. 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch, some SanDisk memory chips of up to 256GB, and a dual-lens camera for the larger model.

An industry insider has also recently claimed that Samsung, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are also exploring dual-lens cameras for their upcoming flagship smartphones.

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  • sukisszoze

    I think the iPad Pro supports dual SIMS in their cell+Wifi models so I can see they are putting on iPhones. It could come in handy for travellers.

  • Tim

    This would be good for making the market more competitive.

    Rather than offering dual SIMS, It would be nice if Apple became a carrier only for the purposes of holding your number. My number is currently ported to Fongo, but if I could port it Apple and have the carriers fight to be a dumb pipe provider, that would be sweet. It would also mean much better integration of VOIP services.

  • mxmgodin

    The 12.9″ iPad Pro comes with an Apple SIM in the US, UK and Germany (that can be switched out for another carrier’s SIM card if needed).

    The 9.7″ iPad Pro has an embedded Apple SIM card (can’t be removed), plus a SIM tray if you need service from a carrier that doesn’t offer support for Apple SIM.

    So yeah, the 9.7″ model technically has 2 SIM cards (the embedded one + the tray), but it’s not really a dual-SIM implementation as you can see in certain phone models.

  • sukisszoze

    With 9.7″, you can only use one SIM at a time? Thanks iPad guru!

  • mxmgodin

    That’s my understanding… but don’t take my word from it. I’m not sure, but that’s what I make out while reading the tech specs page of the product.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Thankful to hear of them possibly keeping the headphone jack.