iPhone X I get 3 Mbps per second down on my iPhone X on AT&T and am perfectly happy

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Hieveryone

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    #1
    Why would I ever need 5G speeds of like 1000 Mbps?

    I’m not missing anything. Maps work, YouTube works, email works, iMessage works, Safari works...

    What am I missing?
     
  2. maerz001 macrumors 65816

    maerz001

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    #2
    If i would be your millionaire friend i definitely would like more speed. U know, for things.
    That’s what we normal people never understand
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors G3

    Shirasaki

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #4

    You need to do some homework on 5G. There is way more to it than your phone and how you use it.
     
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Hieveryone

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    #5
    Hypothetically, if my iPhone X had 5G and gave me 1000 Mbps how would I be able to tell?

    What would be different in my day to day use?
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #6
    Like I said it is not all about your phone!
     
  7. velocityg4 macrumors 601

    velocityg4

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Location:
    Georgia
    #7
    As far as any internet connection is concerned. For general browsing and such as you are describing. Once the connection provides data as fast as it can be consumed by the user, pages load as fast as the hardware can process and files download as fast as the server can handle. A faster connection makes no difference to that user.

    However, you are not the only user. The benefit of 5G is that the provider can support more devices and provide lower latencies. So, the benefit for you is that you can continue to receive a good speed as more devices are connected to the cellular network. Which is getting connected to by more devices now.

    Five years ago it was mostly just smartphones and a handful of business users and enthusiasts with cellular laptops and tablets. Now you've got cars, watches and other smart devices connecting. Many people are eschewing their hard line internet service and going cellular only. People are making use of free or cheap tethering. This is only going to increase. So, we need 5G to handle future demand.
     
  8. apolloa macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    #8
    Noo it’s pretty much just faster.. that’s it. Even the post above talking about low latency etc just makes it faster at the end of the day.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 9, 2019 ---
    If your happy with your speed your not missing out on anything what so ever.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #9
    Really does not matter if everyone thinks it will be good or not, 5G is coming and they are not asking us for permission.

    I do not see it doing that much to my phone but if it could download a few movies in seconds . . well that could please some. I suspect that many data size restrictions will be lifted like size of attachments on email as the data will be moved so fast it will not effect bandwidth.

    Time will tell, 5G is not going to be real common for a few more years.
     
  10. ericwn macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2016
    #10
    Now I’m interested too. What other benefits should I be aware of that are not on my device?
    It’s already been known that the rollout will require tons of network upgrades, high speeds will likely only be available in densely populated areas ( until everyone is on 5G, then it will slow down as usual), there won’t be a worthwhile improvement for the more rural network user. So what benefits are we missing other than the potential of higher speeds of you meet the requirements?
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #11
    It is not going to be helping today’s devices, but in say 5 years almost everything will be on 5G. It will be what the government uses to track everything we do. Your vehicle and everything in the home will be connected.

    When I think of it, I am not so sure I will like it. Does not matter as it is coming.
     
  12. apolloa macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    #12
    That’s more like 10 to 15 years away and ONLY if you buy all those things new, but your wrong about the house as most homes have internet connections and wireless routers. The internet is how governments track you now, they don’t need a faster cellular network to do that.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #13
    I think we agree except the 10-15 years.
     
  14. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Hieveryone

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    #14
    I don’t download movies ever on my iPhone. I still don’t see a true benefit for me personally.
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #15
    Your whole life seems to revolve around your iPhone.

    5G is for way more than your iPhone.

    Do some home work and see what 5G will be doing in the future.
     
  16. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

    BasicGreatGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    In the middle of several books.
    #16
    5G = the beginning of the reality of “The Matrix.”
     
  17. velocityg4 macrumors 601

    velocityg4

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Location:
    Georgia
    #17
    The benefit to you is that 5G can handle more load and devices. Ergo as your neighbors load more junk onto the network. You won't have to worry about not being able to continue to use the phone as your currently do. While you are fine right now. 5G can help prevent this from being an issue five years from now.
     
  18. ericwn macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2016
    #18
    If by Matrix you mean a matrix of cell towers - those will certainly appear :)
     
  19. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2002
    #19
    I wonder if years from now when 5G is everywhere and boring that Apple will get rid of the restriction of disallowing iCloud backups, iTunes movie downloads or iOS updates via cellular. That would be nice but definitely not holding my breath for it to happen (cuz it likely never will)
     
  20. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Hieveryone

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    #20
    Right now I’m getting 2.5 Mbps download speeds on LTE.

    I’m browsing macrumors, playing songs on YouTube in the background, checking my email and sending messages.

    Video at 720p seems to run fine although buffering times when scrubbing are pretty bad. That’s the the only issue but for me it’s not a problem at all.

    I feel like if I have a good enough connection even if it’s slow and decent hardware that’s all I need
     

Share This Page

19 August 7, 2019