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Apple won’t launch 5G iPhone until 2020

Wondering when will iPhone 5G come out and whether 5G will work on your iPhone? We answer your questions! Find out what is 5G, when 5G will arrive where you are, and which iPhones will work with 5G.

Wondering if the iPhone is 5G, or when Apple will launch a 5G iPhone? You may be in for a long wait.

While other smartphone manufacturers may launch smartphones that work with 5G in 2019, it sounds like Apple won’t be ready to do so until 2020.

Apparently Intel is to blame. According to Fast Company sources, the Intel 5G modem chip that Apple is currently working with is suffering from “heat dissipation issues”.

5G pushes the modem to such an extent that it generates a lot of heat.

It’s thought that Apple will continue to rely on Intel to provide the 5G modem, but Fast Company reports that the company does have a “Plan B” in the form of MediaTek who could also provide a 5G modem for future iPhone models (although that is an unlikely scenario).

What is 5G?

5G is the successor to 4G. It should be able to offer download speeds of around 1Gb/s (gigabits per second) – maybe even 10Gb/s. That would make it possible to download am HD movie in just 10 seconds (rather than around 10 minutes as is currently the case).

It should also pave the way for new technological advancements such as driverless cars, as it will offer lower latency, which basically means less delay. That should also be good for online gaming, delivery drones and other things that require an always on connection.

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You can also expect to see more in the way of VR and AR applications and IoT gadgets will become more common as more devices will be connected to the internet.

3G will use higher radio frequencies, which are less cluttered and can carry information faster. However, they don’t carry the information as far, so more antennas are needed.

 

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