With the launch date set for September 10th, there’s barely a week left to the release of Apple’s latest additions to the iPhone series. At this point, there’s hardly any info on the upcoming phones that isn’t public knowledge already, thanks to the innumerable leaks on the Internet in the last few months. And if the leaks are right, Apple is all set to get back in the race after the incredible launches we have seen this year from rivals like OnePlus, Samsung, etc. and even those that are yet to come like Google Pixel. It’s confirmed that the upcoming iPhone 11 series (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max) will be Apple’s best yet, with the powerful triple-lens rear camera setup, a long-lasting battery, and a new Apple Pencil support, amongst other features.
But apparently, there’s one aspect where Apple has deliberately chosen to hold back unlike its competitors – 5G connectivity. Now, 5G is definitely is the new sensation in the smartphone world, with brands like Samsung, LG, OnePlus, Huawei, Vivo, releasing 5G connectivity supporting variants of their phones. But Apple’s upcoming iPhones will not have the next-generation 5G connectivity, and that is confirmed bad news for fans who may have been anticipating a 5G ready iPhone 11 variant. However, is it really that bad news though? Some dedicated Apple fans disagree, saying that 5G isn’t really all that, at least right now.
5G isn’t ready for prime time
Although the technology is already out there for Apple to use and build a 5G supporting iPhone, there are few reasons considering which Apple has likely stayed out of the 5G game for now. The primary reason is that the mmWave 5G is extremely limited. There are hardly a few good spots where you get proper 5G connectivity, which makes the phone’s 5G support feature go in vain, and that’s not the kind of risk Apple would take. Moreover, the power drainage that comes with 5G connectivity is an issue that’s not being talked about much. Even the 5G supporting phones that are already out there face critical battery drainage issues when on 5G network, and Apple has avoided taking that path unless there’s a solution to that.
For now, there’s no proper usage that 5G can be put to for the common man, especially with the lack of proper network coverage everywhere. Of course, Apple could release an iPhone that works on 5G just for the sake of getting up to par with rivals, but the lack of functionality would ruin the overall user experience, and Apple won’t give in to that. So it’s safe to say that Apple will not be releasing a 5G supporting iPhone 11 this year, and by the looks of it, 5G isn’t likely to become easily accessible within the next 12 months, which means there may not be a 5G iPhone next year too. In any case, all eyes are on the upcoming iPhone release. Stay tuned for updates!