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In the smartphones, we use every day, single SIM and dual SIM are not uncommon. Many of the latest phones on the market in our country are dual SIM and familiar. One card and two card phones are the terms we use in our area. Dual SIM is often utilized in the country by brands like SAMSUNG, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, and others, and there is little difference between single SIM and dual SIM. However, it does not apply to iPhones; there have been several complaints on social media about Single SIM and Dual SIM iPhones since their release.

It is not uncommon for many SIM cards to be used in our country. Some people have at least two SIM cards to keep their personal and professional lives distinct. For various reasons, some people purchase multiple SIM cards from different operators. In our country, a person can register for up to two SIM cards with each operator.

You can use two phones if you have two SIM cards. Some people only have one phone. I’m not going to talk about holding several phones in this post. I’d want to go over the basic differences and functions of Single SIM, Dual SIM, and eSIM.

The majority of Android handsets on the market in our country are dual SIM. Apple iPhones have lately produced two SIM phones in the same way as Android phones have, and the single SIM and dual SIM iPhones are priced differently. Some people have a hard time deciding between local Apple Warranty issues and internet arguments.

What is Dual SIM on iPhones like?

In Apple iPhones, there are two varieties of dual SIM. Physical Dual SIM and eSIM Dual SIM are the two types. Physical Dual SIM refers to a phone that allows you to use both SIM cards. A dual SIM card that may be used in conjunction with an eSIM card is known as an eSIM Dual SIM. On iPhones, this is referred to as a single SIM. Because only one physical SIM card can be installed, this is the case.

Explain the iPhone Single SIM once again., the iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max are the first iPhones to enable eSIM. This means that if you use an eSIM with your eSIM-enabled phone, the eSIM will combine with the original Physical Single SIM card to create a dual SIM. eSIM: In our country, only one of the four operators has implemented eSIM. He eventually had to stop since he couldn’t get it.

In Southeast Asia, we favored dual SIM when Apple offered eSIM support. Because eSIM is not yet accessible in all countries, the iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max for the Mainland, Hong Kong, and Macao territories were released with physical dual SIM. These are the iPhones that can be used with two physical SIM cards right now.

What exactly is an eSIM?

Let’s move on to eSIM now that you know the difference between a single SIM and a dual SIM iPhone. Embedded SIM is abbreviated as eSIM. It’s also known as the Electronic SIM. It’s an eSIM, as many of you have guessed. What’s the difference between an eSIM and the SIM cards we’re used to? We employ either hand-held or removable SIM cards. This is why it’s referred to as Physical SIM.

You may have observed that the SIM card sizes used to be different from the SIM cards used in the past when using physical SIMs. Mini-SIM, Micro-SIM, and Nano-SIM are the most prevalent. Other types of SIMs exist. For iPhones, the current SIM card size is Nano-SIM Size.

We can’t manually insert an eSIM onto our phone. The eSIM chip has been sold on its board at the factory since its inception because it is an embedded SIM. If you buy an eSIM and want to use it on that phone, the eSIM card will have the phone number as well as a QR code. You can scan the QR code from that phone, set up it, and use it as a regular SIM card if your phone supports eSIM.

iPhones aren’t the only devices that support eSIM. eSIM support is also available in other products. Apple Watch Series 3 (Cellular Version) and later will, for example, enable eSIM.

What are the advantages of using an eSIM instead of a traditional SIM card?

In the most basic terms, as previously stated, eSIM cannot be manually added or withdrawn. It’s possible that someone has gone through it. Those who have misplaced their iPhones. If your phone is stolen, the person who stole it may switch it off or remove the SIM card right away. It will be easy to track your whereabouts if you use an eSIM and use the internet from that eSIM because the phone will have internet access until the thief switches off the power.

To remove an eSIM, simply go to Phone Settings and select Remove eSIM. To access Phone Settings, you’ll need a passcode or password stored on your phone. If you don’t know, you may have time to discover/locate your phone via Find My as soon as you lose it, as long as your phone is connected to the internet. If an iPhone with a physical SIM card is stolen and the crook removes the SIM card, the phone will not be able to connect to the Internet, making it difficult to locate it using Find My iPhone.

Is there a difference in bandwidth between single SIM and dual SIM?

There isn’t any On the line, there are a variety of viewpoints. The line will be weak if it is far from the communication tower. The stronger the line, the closer the range. The more lines the phone draws, the more lines it draws, and the greater battery life it has.

Isn’t it true that if the region of an iPhone differs, the quality differs as well?

There isn’t anything applicable. All iPhones are made in the same Apple factories. Then it’s sent using a Region Code that corresponds to the destination country. There are a few changes in the adapter heads used in each country, as well as the laws in each country. The charging head, for example, has two holes in some areas and three holes in others. When using a camera, all iPhones sold in Japan must have a shutter sound. The only distinction is that everything else is identical.

Why are the prices of the iPhone Single SIM and Dual SIM in Myanmar so different?

Let me first discuss iPhone Warranty before we discuss price discrepancies. From the time of purchase, all Apple devices come with a one-year Apple Official Warranty. This isn’t a low-cost guarantee based on word-of-mouth. Apple Inc. offers a one-year warranty. In Apple’s Check Your Service and Support Coverage you can look up the serial number.

As a result, you must understand what Apple Warranty entails. Apple distributes its products in a variety of nations. Apple Official Service Centers and Official Distributors can be found in these countries. Everyone who owns an iPhone is aware of this. Model numbers on iPhones may have included codes like ZP/A, ZA/A, and LL/A. These are codes unique to the country where the phone was sold. Myanmar does not yet have a unique code. In the Singapore Region, we have Apple Official iPhones that are resold through Apple via Genxt (Authorized Distributor) and mDrive (Authorized Reseller).

As a result, iPhones are covered by warranties from their Authorized Distributors and Authorized Service Providers in their respective territories. For iPhones, we have mCare (Authorized Service Provider). mDrive is a distributor as well as an Apple Store. mCare is an Authorized Service Provider through it, and certain big local phone shops also provide Apple Authorized Services. mDrive and Genxt all iPhones have a single SIM card and are based in Singapore Region. This is due to the fact that dual SIM is not available in the Singapore region.

Obtaining an Apple Official Warranty before there was an Apple Official in Myanmar was difficult. The responsibility of the store from which you purchased. They go out with a sense of responsibility. If there is a factory defect, you must return the warranty by region to the retailer where you purchased it. As a service, some stores provide FREE returns. Depending on the country of return, some want additional transportation fees. Because iPhones no longer have an international warranty, they can no longer be shipped to an Apple Store. Apple Service is the only service that can be returned to the nation of origin.

I’m describing this to help you understand why the pricing difference between Single SIM and Dual SIM is so significant, as well as the internet debate. Now that we know that iPhones have different warranty management depending on where they were purchased, the single SIM that is causing confusion among iPhone owners in our nation is a better option. Dual SIM is preferable; nonetheless, let me explain why it is more expensive.

Genxt (Generation Next Communications Pvt. Ltd.), a Nepalese company, is legally licensed as an Apple Authorized Reseller for Myanmar. As a result, mDrive distributes regional iPhones (single SIM) for Myanmar. As a result, we are liable for the iPhone (Single SIM) warranty in the nation. The Warranty Handling process does not have to take as long as it did now that the Apple Official Service for mCare is available locally.

This is where the major point is. mDrive is not used to install the iPhone (Dual SIM). It is not legally imported because Apple has not classified it as a Singapore Region. So, where do Dual SIM iPhones come from? With important local business people; the iPhone (Dual SIM) is distributed through major international distributors in regions (Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao).

Because the iPhone Dual SIM is not a mDrive Region, mCare will not be accountable for the Warranty Handling Process because any occurrence will be notified to mCare. Apple determines this. As a result, only local iPhone (Dual SIM) stores are liable. If there is a factory defect, the item is returned to the appropriate location, and the warranty process is completed. As a result, as the warranty handling method differs from store to store, it is becoming increasingly speedier. It might take a while. It is preferable to get an iPhone (Dual SIM) from a reliable retailer.

Let me explain the price difference in more detail. Apple provided Genxt with iPhones (Single SIM). This is where mDrive enters the picture. Genxt and mDrive are both Apple Authorized, which means they resale to phone retailers. That is why Genxt and mDrive set their phone prices at the same time and disseminate them across the country. Authorized sells all iPhones (single SIM) for the same price. It cannot be purchased at a reduced price. It can’t be sold at a higher price.

As previously said, Dual SIM originates from a country in the region (for example, Hong Kong). Charges and fees Prices fluctuate based on profit margins. They aren’t always identical. When a new iPhone model is released, the price difference between it and the previous one is usually obvious. Currency fluctuations might also cause price changes. At this time, I believe the price difference is understandable.

As an important part, how does Apple decide on the iPhone Warranty?

iPhone (Single SIM) comes with Apple’s official warranty, as does the iPhone (Dual SIM). Purchase for one year It doesn’t matter what you buy. If you have a factory fault, you must report it to the appropriate Apple service. People in Myanmar visit Apple Authorized Service Providers such as mCare and iPro simultaneously. They usually go back to the place where they bought it. Should authorized service technicians in the shops perform the required checks and do so as soon as possible? They choose whether or not to submit it for review to an authorized Apple service.

I’d like to explain how Apple’s Official Warranty works for the iPhone (Single SIM) and the iPhone (Dual SIM). Apple is the one who decides on the warranty. For factory faults, an official warranty of one year is granted. For man-made user problems, no product comes with a free warranty. There are two sections to Apple’s Factory Fault Warranty. One option is to supply a replacement unit. What isn’t evident is that giving a new one isn’t the same as packing a box like you did when you purchased it. As a replacement, only the iPhone is available.

Another option is to replace worn-out components. In various warranty processes, Apple Authorized Service may fix factory-fault parts or replace them with a replacement unit, as mentioned above. Apple and its authorized service providers decide on them. There is no basis for complaints. Because no one reads the terms and conditions or the warranty terms. The most important thing is to accept responsibility for the warranty within the specified one-year period.

So, should you get a single-SIM or dual-SIM phone?

Purchase what you desire. Only purchase phones that you will be able to use. Regardless of what others say, you get what you want. I just want to make sure you don’t get too caught up with the words on the social network. So, once again, buy what you enjoy. purchase a service that is extremely good. Only purchase from reputable retailers (or) authorized stores. It’s important to remember that you get what you pay for.

The iPhone (single SIM) is designed for people who only have one SIM card. For the time being, ignore eSIM. The warranty procedure is simple because it is readily available locally. The iPhone (Dual SIM) is a more practical choice for folks who travel internationally regularly. To continue utilizing roaming, enable roaming locally and add your regular card to the country you’re visiting. If you arrive in another nation, you can easily acquire a SIM card from that country, which you can do at the airport.

What kind of phone do you have?

Currently, I’m utilizing an iPhone ** Pro Max (Dual SIM). Dual SIM is more convenient for me. It’s easier to keep personal and professional lives separate. There would be no more difficulties with online SMS authentication. Simply separate them as needed. You also won’t have to worry about having two or three phones with you at all times. The rest of the functions and features are the same.

As a result, Genxt and mCare have added 1 year Apple Official Warranty and 1-year Genxt Extended Warranty to customers who choose iPhone (Single SIM). Simply defined, it means a two-year total warranty. mCare will decide on the Extended 1 Year Warranty T&C for Myanmar. More information can be found in the Terms & Conditions.

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