All upcoming iPhone 12 models are expected to support 5G. However, according to a new rumor, only the iPhone 12 Pro Max would have the fastest version of this: the so-called ‘mmWave’ technology.
Only the large iPhone 12 Pro Max gets the fastest 5G variant
According to a new rumor from Fast Company, only the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will have both forms of 5G: mmWave and sub-6GHz. If you want to be able to download quickly with 5G, the mmWave variant is the most useful. The other three models have to make do with sub-6GHz 5G.
Most rumors say that the iPhone 12 mini, the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will all support 5G. A distinction is made between the two variants of 5G:
- mmWave 5G: mmWave is very fast and mainly intended for large cities.
- Sub-6GHz 5G: Works over longer distances, making it suitable for sparsely populated areas. This variant is slower.
The reason is that only the iPhone 12 Pro Max has enough room for the larger antenna that the mmWave technology requires. mmWave 5G also consumes more energy than sub-6GHz 5G. The Pro Max is the only device whose battery is large enough to guarantee an acceptable battery life.
The fastest form of 5G probably not to the Netherlands
We wrote earlier that iPhones with a faster form of 5G may not come to the Netherlands at all. That seems to be confirmed by this new rumor. The iPhone 12 Pro Max would only have mmWave 5G in the United States, Japan and Korea. Apple would choose this because many other countries do not yet have mmWave networks. In the rest of the world, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will probably only receive sub-6GHz 5G.
Rumors about the iPhone 12 have been piling up in recent weeks. We can say a lot about our expectations regarding the design of the iPhone 12 and, for example, the camera improvements.
In the run-up to the release, we expect a lot more news about Apple’s new smartphones. Do you always want to stay up to date with the latest news?