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When Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage on Tuesday to unveil the iPhone 12 — which just went up for pre-order on Friday — the first upgrade he highlighted was its ability to support 5G.
“Each generation of cellular network technology on iPhone has enabled breakthrough innovations and entirely new opportunities for our developers and our users,” Cook said during the virtual event. “And 5G is the most exciting step yet.”
For months, analysts have anticipated that Apple’s first 5G iPhone will result in a “supercycle’ of upgrades that could make this Apple’s biggest smartphone launch in years.
But if you’re thinking about upgrading to the new iPhone, don’t do it just because of 5G.
While it’s true that Apple is one of the last major smartphone makers to bring 5G to its devices, there’s a good reason why. Next-generation 5G networks are far from being the standard when it comes to mobile data usage in the US.
That means when you unbox the iPhone 12, there’s a good chance you’ll experience speeds that are similar to those offered by the 4G LTE phone you already own. And it’s going to take some time before 5G networks offer phenomenally faster …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech