iPhone 12 models in Dual SIM mode may not run at 5G Speeds, at least initially

Got your giant grain of salt ready? OK, read on. Tim Hardwick, MacRumors:

All 5G iPhone 12 models support Dual SIM mode, which refers to the ability to switch between a SIM card and an eSIM operating on independent numbers and/or carriers. However, an image of a training document from Apple’s Sales Web resources called “What you need to know about 5G on iPhone” and posted to Reddit suggests the ‌iPhone 12‌ will not support 5G on either line when Dual SIM mode is active.

Specifically, the language reads:

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.

This true? We should know as soon as folks with Dual SIM setup get their iPhones 12 and can test this.

Even if true, it sounds like this is a temporary issue:

On the bright side, this incompatibility could be a software issue, and therefore something Apple could resolve down the line. Indeed, the Reddit user who posted the above image claims that an update coming later in 2020 will enable 5G when using a Dual SIM mode.

Early days for Apple and 5G.