- May 14, 2012
Someone was arguing with me saying that existing iPhone can do 5G with a software update. I disagree.
Right. So I made deliberated and well explained arguments and your last resort is to accuse me of being a “paid shill” without refuting the arguments.Other than in home broadband, everything else you mentioned is 3-5 years away.
But sure... Enjoy your flying car powered by 5G.
Are you a paid shill for 5G!?
Me thinks so... Try to be more subtle in your attempts.
Totally agree, Intel were never fast on delivery for new chips to Macs back in the day. Anytime I read that, All Powerful and Knowing Ming says..." I start to fall asleep. Ming's way out on this one.How do they expect to have a 5G chip in time for next year when they just acquired the team? It takes YEARS to produce a chip. Or was the Intel 5G chip already in the late design stages? Or maybe they only focus on sub-6Ghz 5G first and full 5G later?
Not too sure how you can be late to something that has barely started.Apple will absolutely not be supporting 5G in 2020. They will delay (as always) and fall behind other companies and then release it as some major new feature after they are already late to the party. Lol at anybody who thinks they’ll be leading in 5G devices right out of the gate. Not happening.
[doublepost=1564337480][/doublepost]It took them what, 3 or 4 years to bring copy & paste to iOS? But they’re gonna be among the first for 5G support? LOL.
That's not quite true. While ionizing radiation exposure, which can be acquired from medical and non-medical sources, is more concerning, RF energy does affect tissues by heating. The preponderance of evidence regarding human exposure suggests no link between cell phone use and carcinogenesis in humans, but research will no doubt continue, as it should.There is no need to refute nonsense.
5G, just like all cellular tech before it, uses NON-IONIZING radiation. It has no effect on living tissues.
Dangerous radiation is IONIZING radiation. In order to get there you have to go to MUCH shorter wavelengths, through even the entire visible light spectrum until you get to ultraviolet. 6GHz is not even close to infrared light, which is still harmless. IR starts at 300GHz!
Stop being overly paranoid and trust the science.
QUALCOMM - like it says in the articleHow do they expect to have a 5G chip in time for next year when they just acquired the team? It takes YEARS to produce a chip. Or was the Intel 5G chip already in the late design stages? Or maybe they only focus on sub-6Ghz 5G first and full 5G later?
That’s kinda the point. They haven’t been innovators in the past and I don’t see how anybody expects their devices to be among the first with 5G support. It’s probably a cycle or possibly even two off. I would say by the time they support 5G everybody will be saying “Finally!!!!!”Not too sure how you can be late to something that has barely started.
If all three models are OLED and 5G, is there even an XR anymore? What would that look like? Because I don’t think anyone is going to want to pay an additional $250 for an extra camera lens.And hopefully the smallest iPhone will also be available as a XR as well. I do not want to spend near 1K on a 5.4" iPhone.
5G getting pushed so hard that AT&T is all "let's just slap 5G on our phones with some buzzword -- ooh, evolution! -- to make people think we got it but we really don't."Lol I hate to break it to you, butttt every company does this. It’s all marketing and hype to lure people in. Capitalism.
Every feature is groundbreaking and a “must have”.
That depends on how good the Intel 5G modem is, if it’s inferior to what Qualcomm is offering, then the laugh will be on those who buy the 2021 or 2022 5G iPhone.The more interesting aspect of all this is the fact that Qualcomm basically cut off their nose to spite the face as the old saying goes. Their greed and unethical business practices which led to market domination, and was (is) actively being investigated on an antitrust basis in both the US and Europe, directly or indirectly contributed to Intel's inability to compete successfully in the 5G arena.
Remember, the day after Qualcomm thought they won by locking Apple into a long term supply contract Intel folded their 5G tent. Now, several months later that business, and most importantly the associated patents, have been sold to Apple.
Apple is going to get the last laugh at the end of the day.
Ridiculous. I got the iPhone 5 with LTE and it STILL didn’t work everywhere properly. And my battery life sucked because of all the constant switching while it searches for a tower/connection. It was still a year before LTE became reliable/widespread. All those early adopters getting LTE phones never reaped any of the benefits until years later. And then they got stuck with a phone with an inferior modem.No point in upgrading to 2019 iPhone than. If you want to future-proof for 5G. I made the mistake of getting iPhone 4 when it didn’t support 4G when all other phones did back then and stayed with it until the Iphone 6 came out. Not making that mistake again with this years iPhone as I still have the 6
Of course you need a XR in there. You can't have an entry price point of $899 for an iPhone. I just think that's an absurd price. When you consider that after the iPhone 8, they've stopped selling older models for cheaper, we're going to need something at $749 and under. Better yet, a 5.4" XR at $699 would be a return back to sanity, like how Apple just brought the price of the new Air back to down to $1099.If all three models are OLED and 5G, is there even an XR anymore? What would that look like? Because I don’t think anyone is going to want to pay an additional $250 for an extra camera lens.
The rumors we have so far have destroyed the expected feature differentiation. Maybe the new lineup, instead of the middle-sized model being the cheapest, will be something more like this:
with feature parity, like the XS/XS Max.