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The upcoming developer and public beta of iOS 16.2 will officially enable 5G for iPhone in India on select carriers, Apple has told Indian Express.

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Apple had previously confirmed it was working with carriers in India, including Airtel and Jio, to bring 5G support to iPhone users in the country. Apple said it would begin its 5G rollout in the country in December. Now, the company says starting with the upcoming iOS 16.2 beta, users on Airtel and Jio networks will gain access to faster 5G connectivity.

Apple released the first beta of iOS 16.2 to developers and public beta testers last week, and the software is expected to launch in mid-December, coinciding with Apple's promise of a December rollout of 5G in India. iOS 16.2 includes several new features and refinements, including the new Freeform app and an updated architecture in the Home app.

Article Link: Next iOS 16.2 Beta to Enable 5G in India, Apple Confirms
 
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DFZD

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Well it took them around 6 weeks and its still going to be in Beta. They had an amazing year though and made around $360B. Expecting more.
 

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Well, it’s GOT to be better than 5G in the US. 5G in the US has really been an absolute joke of a service on par in the pantheon of vapor wear with Air Power and a IIGS that runs Mac OS classic in 1988.
 

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And here I thought all you have to do is put in a sim on a network that supports 5G 🤯 and when it comes to regulations and what not, it’s up to the provider who has to deal with it, not the hardware maker
 

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Well, it’s GOT to be better than 5G in the US. 5G in the US has really been an absolute joke of a service on par in the pantheon of vapor wear with Air Power and a IIGS that runs Mac OS classic in 1988.

Not used it in the US so cannot say for sure but using mmWave in places sure did set the carriers up for a hard task. Yes it’s fast but line of sight and short range. You can see why other countries didn’t bother with it because frankly mid-band 5G is still faster than anyone really needs on a phone. Hell 4G was fine in my book and already fast enough.
 
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Well, it’s GOT to be better than 5G in the US. 5G in the US has really been an absolute joke of a service on par in the pantheon of vapor wear with Air Power and a IIGS that runs Mac OS classic in 1988.
We get 2GB data per day for a month and it costs around $3. And it includes free calls and messages as well. So not the fastest but okay when you are outside. Inside we need wifi to even make calls. Wifi costs around $10 for around 100mbps no limits.
 

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Some 5G bands are missing in iPhone 12 vs later iPhones, so will iPhone 12 5G work in India ?

iPhone 12 5G Bands -
5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)
5G NR mmWave (Bands n260, n261)

iPhone 13/14 5G Bands -
5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)
5G NR mmWave (Bands n258, n260, n261)
 
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Countries have different variations and regulations on the spectrum, so the equipment also varies. Carriers also have different equipment - which is why only the US models have mmWave.
Is the Indian regulation particularly different from the rest of world?

US, China, the EU, and the UK already have 5G
 

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Well, it’s GOT to be better than 5G in the US. 5G in the US has really been an absolute joke of a service on par in the pantheon of vapor wear with Air Power and a IIGS that runs Mac OS classic in 1988.
You must have Verizon? That’s the only carrier I’d say has a joke of a 5G network, having used AT&T’s, T-Mobile’s, and Verizon’s. Not to mention Verizon charges extra for c-band connectivity.
 

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At my place I am getting 670 mbps download and 150 mbps upload with my new 5G M2 12.9" iPad Pro.
 
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