The iPhone 12 was the first iPhone to support 5G. There are “classic” 5G below 6 GHz and millimeter 5G for ever more speed. However, the latter is only available on the iPhone 12s in the US. Millimeter 5G is expected to be available in other countries with the iPhone 13.
Apple is preparing to send a large order of components to Qiqi to have the 5G millimeter on the iPhone 13. Apple is supplied with the iPhone 12 by the Japanese group Murata Manufacturing for this component. The fact that Apple uses Qiqi, a Taiwanese group, in addition to Murata Manufacturing, strongly recommends the iPhone 13’s availability in more regions.
It is currently difficult to know if the iPhone 13 sold in France supports 5G millimeters. Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile do not currently offer this system. The interest in an iPhone with 5G millimeters is therefore limited … with the exception of those who keep their iPhone for several years. Indeed, the “new” network will see the light of day in the medium term. So it can be interesting to have your support for your iPhone that you want to keep for a few years.
According to Apple, the iPhone 12 can increase to 4 Gbit / s with the 5G millimeter. This rate can only be achieved if the conditions are perfect.