iPhone XS XS/Max buyers - Buyer’s remorse about 5G?

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  1. xxray macrumors 6502a

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    Any XS users feel regretful about buying such an expensive phone that most likely won’t support 5G when it starts being released next year?

    I’m not feeling this way, but I’m interested to hear thoughts on this.
     
  2. kryten3000 macrumors 6502

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    No. The so-called 5G that is becoming available has two issues:

    1. The service available isn’t really 5G. It’s really LTE with with a fiber back-end to simulate 5G speed specifications. Additionally, for the foreseeable future all 5G phones will still use LTE for talk and mms.

    2. The power requirements for 5G radios is tremendous. If you’re ticked with battery life now, it will be much worse with the new radios.
     
  3. Five_Oh macrumors regular

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    Although it's slowly changing and we are keeping them longer, phones are still essentially consumables.

    Like with other electronics (or any other tech field), there is ALWAYS something on the horizon. If you always wait for the "next big thing", you will be waiting forever.

    If you need/want a phone, get it. If not, wait until you do.
     
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    acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    Look at Apples past, they’ll likely support 5G 3 years after it’s released and 2 years after most major Android manufacturers. It’s the next two generations of iPhones that need to worry about this, because Apples not gonna support it for awhile anyway.
     
  6. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    5G will be on the Iphones next year and you can take that to the bank
     
  7. Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502a

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    The faster LTE is the faster I can burn through my 10GB/mo data. It's fast enough as is for me. I don't feel any compelling need to have 5G.
     
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Not worried about 5g yet. AT&T barely has 1 bar of LTE service at my house.
     
  9. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    It's coming but won't be mainstream on phones until Q3-Q4 next year which lines up with the next iP launch..
     
  10. MichaelColley macrumors member

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    Yikes, you might lose money. Apples history shows they are usually late to the game on new technologies. Considering how 5G infrastructure isn't even prevalent yet id probably bet againts it being in the new iPhones.
     
  11. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Yep agree with that.
     
  12. Lyn2012 macrumors 6502

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    Not in the slightest. One it’s unlikely to be available for ages and two, I don’t need it.
     
  13. gimmmick macrumors member

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    My Xs comes ready with 600 ghz frequency. T-mobile should have a pretty spread out network in the next 4 years for me to even think about 5g.
     
  14. Ifti macrumors 68020

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    By the time 5G is widely available and all the kinks have been resolved, it will be time to upgrade from the XS anyways.
     
  15. adamgbiggs macrumors 6502

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    With 4G/LTE being fast, I’d rather the networks sort that for better coverage and experience, there’s still a lot of places that suffer poor signal, so I think the time/money would be better spent on perfecting 4G/LTE

    Adam.
     
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    everytime new radio technology becomes available I'm in awe at how it's presented as if what we currently use is so slow it's not usable. i can't even imagine how fast true 5G might be. i feel like LTE is QUICK. 3G to 4G was huge but not 4G to LTE but maybe because they were so close in speeds already
     
  17. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    Nope. I'll use my Xs for 12 months & get the iPhone 11 next September. No network in the UK will be supporting 5G in 12 months time anyway.
     
  18. profets macrumors 601

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    Aren’t we getting upwards of 1Gbps with current LTE Advanced? I truly can’t imagine what would make a significant change in how we use our iPhones with 5G.
     
  19. razmonster macrumors regular

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    SAME
     
  20. Waterman316 macrumors 6502

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    Honestly I don’t even care about 5g. It took like 3 years for me to be able to get lte signals where I’m at. So by the time my area has it, I’ll be ready for an upgrade and it will work out well.
     
  21. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  22. mnsportsgeek macrumors 68000

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    No remorse whatsoever for me. 5G in a mobile device is overkill until they figure out real applications for it 4+ years down the road. By that point I'll be ready to upgrade.
     

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