Despite the fact that 5G networks are in their infancy in most countries, not all users know about it. Moreover, many are confident that their smartphone already supports 5G.
Half of iPhone owners believe their smartphones support 5G
A recent Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) poll shows that nearly half (49%) of iPhone owners believe their phones are fifth-generation capable.
29% of respondents do not know if their smartphone supports 5G. If we talk about those who bought a new device this year, 24% of them are not sure if their smartphone is connected to the 5G network. In addition, 38% do not know at all whether their operator offers 5G connectivity in their region.
Worth mentioning that the current generation of Apple iPhone devices does not support the fifth-generation network, and the company plans to equip the next generation with it.
Apple will lower the prices of iPhone 12 components to offset the 5G cost
According to a new research report by the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is aiming to lower the prices of iPhone 12 components to offset rising costs of 5G technology and not raise retail prices for smartphones.
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Adding full 5G support to new smartphones will increase component costs by $125-135, the analyst said. So the company is looking for ways to lower costs for other components.
One such component is the battery board. Apple, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, is moving towards a simpler, more compact design with fewer layers. The hybrid board for the iPhone 12 will be 40-50% cheaper than the equivalent part in the iPhone 11 line.
In addition, the analyst claims that next year the company will switch to an even cheaper board option in the iPhone 12s line. It will be 30-40% more affordable than the board found in the iPhone 12.
Apple iPhone 12 Event Taking Place On 13th October
The 12th generation of Apple iPhones is coming this month. Previously, the event was rumored to be held on 13th October. And now the date is official. Yes, Apple has sent the special Apple Event invites dated Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 PDT. Taking place at the Apple Park. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the event will be streamed online.
The event invite doesn’t show what to expect other than speed. The tag line for the event is “Hi, Speed” which suggests that the devices unveiled at the event will be focusing on speed. Well, we already know that Apple iPhone 12 series will be powered by the A14 Bionic.