What you need to know
- Multiple rumors stated iPhone 13 would bring mmWave 5G to more countries.
- However, the new device still only supports the fastest 5G in the U.S.
- The new iPhone does have new 5G bands for better coverage.
Despite multiple rumors the iPhone 13 would bring mmWave 5G to more countries around the world, Apple has confirmed that support for the fastest form of 5G will be limited to the United States, just like Apple's previous best iPhone, the iPhone 12.
Apple did upgrade the iPhone 13's 5G, just not in the way we'd hoped. From Apple:
The rumor was just one of several errant leaks that turned out not to be on the money in the run-up to the event on Tuesday.
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