You’ve built a tolerance it seems.My iPhone XR works perfectly fine thank you. Getting a new phone every year has become boring.
IMO, the benefits of 5G are over-hyped by the cellular network operators, simply to bring in more cash. Installing more masts, encouraging people to upgrade their hardware, etc.
A quality 4G connection can do wonders already.
mmWave is sounding like Sprint's WIMAX back in the day, a DOA technology. I see its application in fixed location devices, like say a hospital etc. But not for mobile devices for the general public moving around. The range is far too short
Id be for spending that $50 elsewhere then in the device and not putting it in. It sounds like a waste of money from everything I have read and coverage is at best spotty and unlikely to change anytime soon
I think fixed base usage is the main application, where people typically need higher speeds.
Putting it in makes the device more appealling to those who want it while amortizing the costs over many devices; far better than making a special mmWave version.
Yeah it's not great. But I don't think 5G will replace fiber because by the time it does fiber will be even faster and you'll probably want that, lol, and maybe 5G wouldn't be able to handle a house full of 8K high bit depth 60fps HDR video streams. And I doubt we'll see no data caps anytime soon. I also don't think regulators would let some big company buy T-Mobile to effectively wipe out 1/3 of the competition for nationwide wireless internet since it would then only be used for delivering specialized content.mmWave sounds like one of those techs that where it works it's great but it is not intended for broad adoption. My interest in 5G is as a replacement for fiber; when it gets to the point that it is reliable, fast enough to handle multiple streams and costs less than fiber I'd switch. If a company such as Tmob could deliver unlimited 5G that fast enough for streaming and allow the phone as an hotspot with no caps then it would make sense to dump fiber and have each person use their phone to stream to an Apple TV or other device when they watch or to provide internet connectivity. No more need for routers, modems, etc.
Of course, at that point, TMob becomes an interesting acquisition for Apple to allow them to be an end to end content delivery company; or for Disney, Google, and others as well. Ultimately, the three major networks would morph back into 3 end to end content providers; albeit with more varied offerings than the old NBC Red/Blue and CBS radio days.
Apple would be akin to NBC, providing content, delivery, and devices; although they may be less likely to run afoul of antitrust given the different competitive landscape.
Yeah it's not great. But I don't think 5G will replace fiber because by the time it does fiber will be even faster and you'll probably want that, lol, and maybe 5G wouldn't be able to handle a house full of 8K high bit depth 60fps HDR video streams.
I also don't think regulators would let some big company buy T-Mobile to effectively wipe out 1/3 of the competition for nationwide wireless internet since it would then only be used for delivering specialized content.And I doubt we'll see no data caps anytime soon. [\QUOTE]
It will be interesting to see if Tmob keeps unlimited service for 5G.
This is one of the main advantages of 5G. You don't necessarily need higher max speed; you need a higher average and more consistency, which is what 5G can do. More users can be on the same connection before it craps out.For a phone or tablet certainly, but if you're putting any heavy load on it it quickly becomes problematic.
I remember having a 3G phone in a 4G world. It sucked because 3G sucked... and I couldn't wait to get a 4G phone.
But this time around... I'm not really excited for 5G.
4G is fine for everything I do. Every once in a while I'll be in an area with limited 4G coverage... but I honestly can't remember the last time I saw "No Service" on my phone.
And if you're in an area with poor 4G coverage... you can bet 5G isn't there either.
I hope the phone doesn't constantly blast the 5G radio and kill the battery looking for a tower that's never there. Is there a way to turn off the 5G modem and just rely on 4G/LTE? I think they use entirely different antennas for each... so they should be separate subsystems.
maybe - I can afford to upgrade every year but I no longer do so - even Apple in the earnings call have said the upgrade cycles have 'elongated' from 2 1/2 to close to 4 years now - so for some people this could be 'good' news if the full 5G technology will not be ready this year then, they can safely wait another 1-2 year to upgrade.I don’t think any of us should be concerned about this news. I don’t see it as anything really important.
I tend to upgrade only when there is a significant speed boost for data connectivity. 3G->4g is a no brainer; I'm waiting to see how 5G fares before jumping in, so probably not til next year. My 8 is still doing fine so I am in no rush.maybe - I can afford to upgrade every year but I no longer do so - even Apple in the earnings call have said the upgrade cycles have 'elongated' from 2 1/2 to close to 4 years now - so for some people this could be 'good' news if the full 5G technology will not be ready this year then, they can safely wait another 1-2 year to upgrade.
You’ve built a tolerance it seems.
You’re either going to have to start buying two iPhones per year, or maybe add iPad or MacBook Pro (probably both, eventually) to your yearly upgrade cycle.
I think it’s called “chasing a high”.
December? Are you sure? Didn’t Cook say the delay was a few weeks?The iPhone 12 is a pitiful update and the pro models won't be available until Dec when every other manufacturer has been on time with their releases. Im about to go get a Note 20 Ultra because Apple cant get their crap together. Sales will definitely be down this year.
Mid-2011 mini and iPhone 6s here. And a Bondi Blue 1998 iMac sitting out on a shelf in my garage. Maybe I should try to fire it up lolMy Mac Mini is 10 years old and my phone is just shy of 2 years old.
The only cure would be an Apple computer with translucent plastics like the OG iMac. I miss the 90’s.