Wait for Better 5G
If you've been tracking 2020 iPhone rumors you know that the iPhone 12, or whatever Apple ends up calling its 2020 flagship models, will be the first iPhones with 5G support.
This is a big deal because it means the new iPhones will be able to pull down ridiculously fast data speeds in some areas around the United States.
That said, you might be in better shape if you skip the iPhone 12 and wait for the iPhone 13. Here are a few reasons why.
One, 5G coverage isn't everywhere yet. Major U.S. carriers like AT&T and Verizon have deployed 5G, but service is still limited to certain regions around the country. In other words, you might not want to invest in a 5G phone in 2020 if coverage is lacking in the areas you frequent the most.
Two, the 2020 iPhones will likely be Apple's first stab at 5G. And like 5G connectivity itself, we expect to see some growing pains associated with that. Some people might not want to deal with that.
And three. Qualcomm's also introduced the new Snapdragon X60, a smaller 5G modem that could arrive inside the iPhone 13.
According to Qualcomm, the modem features higher power efficiency. It will also aggregate data from both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands simultaneously leading to better overall performance.
So while you might be tempted to jump on board the 5G train this fall, you might get a better experience if you wait for the technology, and coverage, to evolve.
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