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Mitchman79

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any idea when we should expect to see a 5G iPhone? Samsung is rolling out a 5G S10 and major US carriers are going to support it by year end. Would you expect 5g in this years or next years iPhone?
 

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any idea when we should expect to see a 5G iPhone? Samsung is rolling out a 5G S10 and major US carriers are going to support it by year end. Would you expect 5g in this years or next years iPhone?

Even though I doubt I will be able to afford it, I would really like to get the Samsung S10 5G. However, it isn't for the 5G capability. It is for the screen size.

With that said, I don't think Apple should be worried about rushing out a 5G phone. First, I don't think most people would see a benefit in a 5G smartphone because most people aren't doing a lot of video streaming to their smartphones. (Note MacRumors members are NOT "most people".)

Second, I think it will be at least three years before the U.S. cellular carriers have their 5G networks built out to the point where most people will be able to utilize their full ability.
 
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willmtaylor

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any idea when we should expect to see a 5G iPhone? Samsung is rolling out a 5G S10 and major US carriers are going to support it by year end. Would you expect 5g in this years or next years iPhone?
For all of that 5G coverage out there?

Maybe just skip it. POTUS is already asking about 6G after all!
 
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jschnee21

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5G is currently a farse. Coverage maps are in square blocks not even square miles. LAA is equally poor.

LTE-A will be the predominant, usable technology for the next 3-5yrs.

I’d like an iPhone with a Qualcomm x50 or x55 please. Not for 5G, but for the LTE-A.
 
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KOTN91

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Why would anyone need a 5G phone, considering that 5G won’t be widespread until 2022 at the earliest

It’s just so typical of Samsung, having a 5G phone as an absolute gimmick, an unusable stupid, pointless gimmick. It really just about sums up Samsung and their crap galaxy phones

When the iPhone XR 5 is released (I will be upgrading every 2 years, and I doubt the XR3 will have 5G as it’s completely pointless in 2020), and that has 5G and the UK has 5G then at that point it will be worth it
 
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mrex

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Why would anyone need a 5G phone, considering that 5G won’t be widespread until 2022 at the earliest. It’s just so typical of Samsung, having a 5G phone as an absolute gimmick, an unusable stupid, pointless gimmick. It really just about sums up Samsung and their crap galaxy phones

typical crappy samsung?? oneplus is making 5G phone too and it is launced during april-june, huawei too and many others. Tele-operators here are building fast to get the new infrastructure all around the country during this year, 5g-networks are already on few cities and operators invest alot to get is spreaded soon. they are already selling 5g plans and testing 5g network around residential districts rather than wired solutions.

why 5g? faster, more capacity and less latency. 4g is already crowded and hence getting slower and slower in cities. you can also replace your wired internet connection with a movable 5g modem /router and get all the fast speed for moving large files over the 5g. 5g also gives you low latency for gaming.

4g would be around for a long time and still be developed to become better, but 5g will offer new way for internet gadgets to talk each other when a normal sim is replaced by an e-sim which can be build on any electronic device easily. 5g is making it easier for devices talk to each other without latency.

thank god we have ”typical crappy samsung” - if there wasnt we wouldnt have apple pencil for ipad without samsung note tablets. and many other features iphone has nowadays...
 
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KOTN91

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typical crappy samsung?? oneplus is making 5G phone too and it is launced during april-june, huawei too and many others

Haha oh yeah, those manufacturers that are renowned for their high quality products /s

Yeah, it’s 3-5 years before it’s widespread in the uk too so pretty pointless introducing a phone with 5G in 2019, or 2020 for that matter
 
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willmtaylor

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5g is barely in a few U.S. cities and will only be in a few more by the end of the year. Additionally, it will only be in certain areas and neighborhoods of those cities. https://www.lifewire.com/5g-availability-us-4155914

Manufacturers are in pissing contests to confuse customers into buying this years’ phones that have 5G b/c the market is saturated and sales have plateaued.

There is very little benefit to very few people to get new phones that have 5G capabilities.

I’m not saying there’s no benefit, neither am I saying pushes into new markets and technologies are bad for customers, but what I am saying is that for now, for most people, it’s a gimmick. Period.
 
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mrex

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Haha oh yeah, those manufacturers that are renowned for their high quality products /s

Yeah, it’s 3-5 years before it’s widespread in the uk too so pretty pointless introducing a phone with 5G in 2019, or 2020 for that matter

well, there is a world outside uk.
 
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5g is barely in a few U.S. cities and will only be in a few more by the end of the year. Additionally, it will only be in certain areas and neighborhoods of those cities. https://www.lifewire.com/5g-availability-us-4155914

Manufacturers are in pissing contests to confuse customers into buying this years’ phones that have 5G b/c the market is saturated and sales have plateaued.

There is very little benefit to very few people to get new phones that have 5G capabilities.

I’m not saying there’s no benefit, neither am I saying pushes into new markets and technologies are bad for customers, but what I am saying is that for now, for most people, it’s a gimmick. Period.
Is it even actual 5G that's out now in some test areas and will be out later this year?
 
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The-Real-Deal82

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Why would anyone need a 5G phone, considering that 5G won’t be widespread until 2022 at the earliest

It’s just so typical of Samsung, having a 5G phone as an absolute gimmick, an unusable stupid, pointless gimmick. It really just about sums up Samsung and their crap galaxy phones

When the iPhone XR 5 is released (I will be upgrading every 2 years, and I doubt the XR3 will have 5G as it’s completely pointless in 2020), and that has 5G and the UK has 5G then at that point it will be worth it

I’m an iPhone user and even I find your statement here ridiculous. Samsung are once again being first to introduce the kind of stuff Apple will release the following year or later. It’s down to companies like Samsung pushing innovation in an already slow mobile industry that makes our iPhones better. If they weren’t releasing these gimmicks then we’d be getting absolute minimal upgrades from Apple and probably be excited about a new iPhone colour introduction.

5G may be something most networks are incapable of coping with right now, but at least it’s being offered.
 
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chabig

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5G may be something most networks are incapable of coping with right now, but at least it’s being offered.
To paraphrase, you’ve actually said that although 5G is pointless right now, you’re happy to be able to pay for it.
 
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The-Real-Deal82

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To paraphrase, you’ve actually said that although 5G is pointless right now, you’re happy to be able to pay for it.
I wouldn’t pay for it personally no as I don’t need it. Having it as an option for whatever country has introduced it isn’t an issue though. The S10 is a lot cheaper than what Apple are offering right now too. It appears Samsung are highlighting the fact Apple are charging a premium for basic features like OLED and offering much more for around £200 cheaper. It was about time Apple were kicked up the backside over prices.
 
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ssledoux

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Considering I’m lucky to get great 4G or LTE at my house now, it doesn’t really matter to me. I’m sure I won’t have 5G until 2030 anyway.

Meanwhile, I’ll be thrilled if any cellular provider would come into my area with signal strong enough to allow me to connect throughout my entire house, instead of just when sitting by a damn window.
 
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willmtaylor

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Considering I’m lucky to get great 4G or LTE at my house now, it doesn’t really matter to me. I’m sure I won’t have 5G until 2030 anyway.

Meanwhile, I’ll be thrilled if any cellular provider would come into my area with signal strong enough to allow me to connect throughout my entire house, instead of just when sitting by a damn window.
Living in the rural south does indeed have its benefits as well as its drawbacks.
 
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