The new iPhones were presented on October 13, 2020. We collect all news and rumors about iPhones 2020 and keep you up to date in our ticker. A summary with the technical data and prices for the iPhone 12, Mini, Pro and Pro Max is available separately for you. To do this, we compare the iPhone 11 (Pro) and iPhone 12 (Pro) with whether the upgrade is worthwhile.
iPhone 12: For the time being, probably no 5G in dual SIM mode
Like their predecessors, the new iPhone 12 models come with a normal SIM slot and eSIM support. Dual SIM operation is possible together. As Macrumors reported in relation to internal Apple documents, 5G in dual SIM mode is not to be available for the time being. Specifically, the document originally shared on reddit says:
“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.
However, from internal Verizon documents, Macrumors wants to have learned that Apple wants to deliver appropriate 5G support for dual SIM operation via software update. The time indicated here is “later this year”.