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iPhone 5G: When will the new Apple smartphone come?

iPhone with 5G expected for autumn
Logo: Apple, Photo / Montage: teltarif.deApple is one of the few manufacturers of top smartphone models that does not yet offer a mobile phone with 5G support. Analysts expect the American group to offer the first iPhone models this year that also support the new cellular standard. Qualcomm technology is to be used for this purpose.

At the beginning of January, the analyst Mehdi Hosseini expressed skepticism about the time frame expected so far for iPhones with full 5G support. Hosseini said that Apple smartphones with 5G support for frequencies below 6 GHz will come onto the market in September. Devices that also cover the mmWave frequencies are not expected until the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021.

That would be of little relevance for the German market, because the mmWave frequencies have not yet been used in this country anyway. The well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo contradicted a MacRumors report, however, according to his colleague Hosseini. Kuo, who is said to have good contacts in Apple's supply chain, continues to assume that iPhones with full 5G support will hit the market in the fall.

Kuo: Frequencies can be deactivated locally

iPhone with 5G expected for autumn
Logo: Apple, Photo / Montage: teltarif.de Kuo assumes that iPhones will be available at the end of the third or the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2020 that support 5G on frequencies below 6 GHz as well as on the mmWave bands. This means that the new iPhones could be available at the end of September or the beginning of October - and therefore a little later than in previous years.

The development of the devices is on schedule. The iPhone 5G could therefore be announced on the usual date in September. It is conceivable, however, that certain frequency ranges are only activated regionally - in the countries in which the respective band is also used. MmWave is currently relevant for the USA, Canada, Japan, Korea and Great Britain, among others.

A software-based deactivation would, however, be a disadvantage in international roaming. It may be that a frequency range is not used in country A, but it is used in country B. However, if an iPhone owner from country A is in country B, he could only use part of the network capacity there.

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