What you need to know
- A new report claims only one of Apple's 2020 iPhones will feature the fastest 5G connectivity.
- Fast Company says a source told them only the largest iPhone 12 Pro will feature mmWave 5G.
- That's said to be because that's the only iPhone with the required space inside.
A new report, citing a wireless industry source, claims that only one of the 2020 iPhone lineup will feature the faster mmWave 5G connectivity. All devices will offer 5G, but the iPhone 12 Pro Max is said to be the only one that will get the fastest version.
The Fast Company report notes that only the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have the required space inside, with larger batteries and the mmWave radio taking up more room than the other iPhones can afford.
The news that most countries won't even get mmWave support from the iPhone 12 Pro Max will disappoint some, although it's unlikely the market for it is huge at this point. 5G connectivity at any level is still in its infancy, so it's debatable as to whether mmWave 5G will be missed at all. Despite its huge speed capabilities.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.