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Apple is planning to increase the availability of 5G mmWave capable iPhone models to more countries around the world with the release of the iPhone 13 later this year, offering even more customers access to the faster and newer technology, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In a research note obtained by MacRumors, Kuo says that infrastructure for mmWave technology will increase substantially this year in places like Canada, Japan, Australia, and major European countries. Apple currently sells the mmWave iPhone 12 in the United States, which allocates to only 30-35% of overall iPhone 12 shipments.
While 5G smartphone shipments increased significantly in 2020, most of them only supported Sub-6 GHz. We believe that mmWave will create more diverse applications than Sub-6 GHz because of the benefits of faster speed and lower latency. The mmWave model of the iPhone 12 only supports the US market, and the shipment allocation of the total iPhone 12 is about 30–35%. We predict that the iPhone 13 mmWave models will be available in more countries (e.g., Canada, Japan, Australia, and major European mobile operators), so the shipment allocation of iPhone 13 mmWave models will increase substantially to 55–60%.
According to the analyst, this year, mmWave capable iPhone 13 models will allocate to 55-60% of shipments, a significant year-over-year increase. In terms of design, compared to the standard 6GHz handsets, mmWave iPhone 12 models feature a visible antenna on the right side of the device. Kuo expects the same antenna design to continue with the 2021 iPhone lineup.

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A DigiTimes report earlier this month echoed similar information as Kuo, stating that Apple is expected to boost shipments of the mmWave iPhone this year. mmWave compared to the standard and more mainstream sub-6GHz technology offers faster speeds, but requires more advanced infrastructure and works in limited range.

Alongside the expanded availability of mmWave, Kuo has previously reported that the iPhone 13 will feature a smaller notch, larger batteries, and a 120Hz display for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The new devices are also expected to feature improved cameras thanks to sensor-shift stabilization and improved low-light performance.

Article Link: Kuo: iPhone 13 5G mmWave Models to Be Available in More Countries
 
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Freeangel1

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I'll wait for iPhone 14, the A15 chip and 6G.

hopefully they can figure out a way to bring the RF Radiation down going into your head that will give you Brain Cancer in 10 years of heavy iPhone use.

It's WAY TOO high when you look at RF RADIATION of the 1st iPhone and the FIRST Samsung NOTE phone.

JUST like RF Exposure in HAM RADIO.




 
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ksec

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All mentions of my most desired feature have been dropped all of a sudden in all articles about rumoured specs and it saddens me.... Touch ID :(

Yes, even if it is not Under Screen, Side Button would have been great.
 
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Ronal

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Great news no one in Canada will use it. Fyi here in Canada we pay one of the most expensive mobile and home plans and for that reason, many people actually opted to go with smaller and cheaper (still expensive) cellular services which they do not offer any 5G services. In short, majority of Canadians are still on LTE and will not change for quite some time because no one wants to regulate these big companies from buying out the competition. Thank you for offering something something Canadians can’t afford.
 

ksec

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mmWave capable iPhone 13 models will allocate to 55-60% of shipments

But to which country? EU, UK, AUS, China. None of those have plans for mmWave 5G services. For Japan and South Korea these number seems way higher than expected.
 

doobydoooby

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Ok so 5g isnt that common just now, but if you are going to buy a shiny new phone for such an enormous amount of money you want it to be good for a few years as these services roll out across the world... or even so that it holds its trade in value to sell it to someone else in a few years time when you upgrade. So I wouldn't buy a phone without this capability: it was my main reason for not buying this year, along with generally being happy with the performance of my existing phone.
 

JPack

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I’d rather Apple delete the mmWave antennas and reduce the price.

mmWave is deployed in the U.S. due to lack of meaty mid-band 5G deployments. Those 26/28 GHz frequencies don’t pass through buildings much less around corners. mmWave makes for great marketing but not a lot of practicality. Canada for example, isn’t even auctioning mmWave frequencies until later this year, much less deploying them.
 

Homme

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I'll wait for iPhone 14, the A15 chip and 6G.

hopefully they can figure out a way to bring the RF Radiation down going into your head that will give you Brain Cancer in 10 years of heavy iPhone use.

It's WAY TOO high when you look at RF RADIATION of the 1st iPhone and the FIRST Samsung NOTE phone.

JUST like RF Exposure in HAM RADIO.





You mean A16 for iPhone 14. A15 will be for this years iPhones and
 

Mr. Dee

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5G has turned out to be a lot of potential no immediate benefits. I am able to use my 2 GB plan just fine for the times I do go out for Google Maps and the occasional check on social media. Besides that a lot of business places have free Wi-Fi, it’s already at home where I am most of the time.

Apple could have easily gotten away another year or two on LTE. But considering how long someone keeps their iPhone, I guess they had no choice.
 

IceStormNG

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Most 5G here in Germany uses LTE anchors and obviously, the iPhone 12 doesn't support the frequency that's used here. So, even if my provider claims, they have almost full 5G coverage, I cannot use a single bit of it.
 

IIGS User

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When the mmWave works, the speeds are really astonishing. The sports complex in the large market US city I live near has it (I've used it there) and the beach towns on the DelMarVa peninsula are fairly well covered including Dewey, Rehoboth, and Ocean City Maryland. So much so, that last time I traveled to OCMD I didn't bother with the hotel Wifi. It was too slow.

As far as RF exposure, if that's your concern, simply turn off the 5G except when you're using your phone as a data hot spot, or using other data intensive applications. The non mm 5G is really no improvement over LTE right now in most places, and most of the time I'm using a headset or Car Play for conversations.

I had so much 2M and 70CM RF cook my brain in college that I seriously doubt whatever this phone is putting out is going to make a difference at this point. Unless someone hooks it up to a light saber or something....
 
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satchmo

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I’d rather Apple delete the mmWave antennas and reduce the price.

mmWave is deployed in the U.S. due to lack of meaty mid-band 5G deployments. Those 26/28 GHz frequencies don’t pass through buildings much less around corners. mmWave makes for great marketing but not a lot of practicality. Canada for example, isn’t even auctioning mmWave frequencies until later this year, much less deploying them.

Logistically, it might be a headache, but perhaps give us an option to choose an iPhone 13 with or without 5G.
As much as we all want to future proof your device, 5G is still years away from mainstream (at least here in Canada). I’d rather get a cheaper non-5G iPhone for 3-5 years and upgrade when 5G adoption and applications arrive.
 

DeepIn2U

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All mentions of my most desired feature have been dropped all of a sudden in all articles about rumoured specs and it saddens me.... Touch ID :(

I thought I was the only person to notice this about TouchID and news this past weekend and 3 days of last week.

I think most importantly here is Apple feels there will be higher sales across the entire lineup - and people will be travelling more in late 2021 - early 2022. I'm feeling the mini will have significantly more sales - and not just due to the last tiny hero send off.
 

caribbeanblue

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Yes, even if it is not Under Screen, Side Button would have been great.
Side button / home button Touch ID isn't as secure as Face ID. There's no way Apple would introduce a second, less secure way to get into a Face ID iPhone.
 
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