If we review the rumors about the iPhone 12 that we should see in two or three months, one of the things that is quite clear to us is that this generation of the phone is going to be the first to include 5G. Now, as our colleagues from Xataka explain, there are several types of 5G and there is some debate about what types of 5G networks are going to be able to be used on those iPhone 12.
Well, DigiTimes (reflected by MacRumors) has said something about it: depending on the medium, the iPhone will be able to work with both the 5G millimeter-band and the one working at frequencies below 6 GHz. Both types of 5G networks are faster than 4G networks, although 5G millimetre band or mmWave is the one that promises higher speeds than our current fibre optic connections and is the one intended for use in large cities.
One, the other or both classes, but with the maximum benefit always
This way we could see how the iPhone 12 will hold up to both types of 5G, although the source also comments that depending on the market that could change on the iPhone of 2021. That generation could look adapted to only one 5G classThis could save costs if it is known that in certain countries only this band is used.
It will also depend on the cost of the 5G modems that the providers provide, of course, although the objective to be always fulfilled is that the owners of a 5G iPhone can take advantage of all the capacities and bandwidth of these new networks. My advice is that let’s not expect to be surprised by the release of these new iPhonesbecause the millimetre band is already lagging behind by 2022.