We’re only a month from knowing the next generation of Apple’s iPhone handsets. For that reason, the rumor mill is reaching its hottest spot. Last week we discovered, deep in the iOS code, some evidence regarding a Dual-SIM capable iPhone that would be unveiled this year. While some reports indicated that this could be the standard iPhone 9 6.1-inch with LCD screen, others were betting on the iPhone XS Plus.
The latest set of news comes from a report out of Taiwan, which says that three new iPhone models expected to be introduced on the next month have been given code numbers – 801, 802, 803 and 804. Funnily, there are four numbers, and we have only 3 iPhone models. The explanation comes by the fact that the 801 and 802 are respectively, to be the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus, and the 803 and 804 both refer to the same iPhone 9 handset. One of those code numbers refers to the Dual-SIM iPhone and that variant, according to this reports, will remain exclusive to China.
Unlike its comrades in the U.S and some countries of Europe, the Chinese people love having two lines connected to their smartphones. According to a Counterpoint research, Apple had a 9% share of the Chinese market, and adding a new Dual-SIM version to the world’s top market could put some fire on the company’s presence.