Apple's been working on its own cellular model technology for years now, but the first iPhone model with an Apple-designed 5G modem shouldn't be expected before 2023 at the earliest.
It wasn’t long ago that I shared my personal experience with using the Google Fi cellular service as a secondary carrier on my iPhone. But my curiosity pertaining to a dual carrier setup on my iPhone led to me to research several other Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), and you can probably take a few accurate guesses as to where that rabbit hole took me.
Upon being blown away by Google Fi’s cellular reception and data speeds, I decided to drop AT&T as my primary carrier and switch over to T-Mobile. To those asking why – the T-Mobile network powers Google Fi in my region, and the un-carrier provided an enticing offer after announcing its new truly unlimited Magenta MAX plan earlier this year for a fraction of what I was paying AT&T.
The iPhone 12 is a helpful tool to plenty out there in the world, and now it's going to help thousands of Delta Air Lines flight attendants, too.
All eyes were on March for Apple's expected special event, but that didn't pan out. But here's the company today, swooping in and giving us something to look forward to (before WWDC).
Back in January, Verizon confirmed that it would be delaying its planned shutdown of its 3G network. And now the company has confirmed when it actually plans to go through with it.
Last year, Apple introduced the iPhone 12 lineup. At the same time, the company also confirmed the handsets would feature 5G connectivity for faster cellular service. They did that alongside Verizon, with the carrier touting its network coverage and speeds. What they did not do, though, is tell folks that keeping 5G on would noticeably impact battery life on your new phone.
According to a bill of materials analysis conducted by research firm Counterpoint, Apple's latest iPhone 12 costs the company 21 percent more than an equivalent iPhone 11, or nearly a one-fifth difference in terms of components cost between this and last year's models.
3G hasn't been the standard network option for years now, and Verizon itself hasn't been activating 3G phones for quite some time. But that doesn't mean the company is ready to shut down its 3G network just yet.
Right now, the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max all feature both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G connectivity options. However, outside the United States that's not the case, with the iPhone 12 lineup only supporting the slower sub-6GHz option. But that may change with this year's offering.
More and more people who own an iPhone 12 have taken to user forums and social media to complain of problems with cellular coverage — specifically, dropped 5G and LTE connectivity.
Apple is thought to have been working on its own cellular modem for years now. The company is reportedly ready to introduce it in the iPhone and iPad Pro models to be released next year.
By default, your iPhone uses the Smart Data mode feature in iOS to ensure that 5G data (and voice) are used only when doing so provides a noticeably better experience. You can manage your 5G settings if you'd like to manually optimize 5G networking on the handset. In this post, you’ll learn how to optimize 5G on your iPhone for either speed or power consumption.