It has been rumored for a bit of a stretch now that Apple is working on developing its own 5G modem for use in its mobile devices. The idea is to not have to rely on Qualcomm so much, just like Apple doesn't have to rely on Intel so much these days thanks to the M-series processors. However, while rumors said the modem's debut would come in 2023, that might not be the case after all.
While Apple might be aiming big for future iPad models, the company's entry-level option remains a steadfast member of the lineup. Now a new report suggests Apple is planning to make its least expensive tablet a little bit more capable. At least in the hardware department.
Speedtest maps are now available in the iPhone app. Now you can visualize your carrier's 5G service coverage, view network coverage and more.
Apple is a hardware company that strives to create the best first-party options on the market. The iPhone's strength isn't just the software, but also the Apple-designed A-series processor under the hood. And the company saw a huge leap ahead of Intel with the M-series chip for its Mac lineup. So it makes sense that Apple would want to keep adding to its list of proprietary hardware options.
Later this year, Apple is probably going to launch a new series of iPhone models. And they will probably be called the iPhone 14. And it sounds like the company is looking to make some improvements to the overall battery life in the future handsets, too.
Apple's iPad Air 5 should feature the company's Center Stage front-camera technology that uses machine learning to keep you and anyone else with you right in the frame.
Apple could unveil a third-generation iPhone SE with 5G networking, along with an Apple silicon update to the Intel-based 27-inch iMac, via a virtual Spring event in March or April.
Picking a cellular provider for your phone can be a daunting choice. Although coverage from one carrier might be great for you in one location, that won’t necessarily be the same for someone in a different location.
Cellular versions of Apple's sixth-generation iPad mini don't support mmWave, a faster 5G protocol that's predominately used in the United States, at all. As for the new iPhone 13, it still restricts mmWave 5G support to the US just like its predecessor, the iPhone 12 family.
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.