Apple and Qualcomm have settled their dispute finally, the companies announced today and announced a “multiyear chipset supply agreement,” which sets the date for a 5G-powered iPhone in September 2020 at the latest. They have been in court for about two years over the royalties Qualcomm wanted Apple to pay for using its chips and patents. Apple had been using Qualcomm modems for several years, this year it cut the company off and switched entirely to Intel. Before today, the future of the 5g iPhone was very uncertain. Intel had told Apple it would happen in 2020, but various analysts doubted Intel’s ability to fulfill its commitments.
AT&T just added seven new cities to the 5g rollout. You can now find it in parts of Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose. AT&T is now available in 19 cities. So far AT&T only offers one 5G device, the Netgear Nighthawk 5G mobile WiFi hotspot. It will offer later in the Spring the Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 5G and most likely another Samsung phone later this year.
NO, the rumor going around is upsetting all those iPhone lovers. We won’t be seeing a 5g iPhone until 2021. At least other 5g phones will still be coming out with other manufacturers. That claim comes from a source “with knowledge of the situation” speaking to Fast Company. The source says that Intel has been missing deadlines for the development of its XMM 8160 5G modem, supposedly destined for the 2020 iPhone. Missing those deadlines could mean Intel won’t be in a position to deliver the modem in the quantity Apple needs in time for the September 2020 launch of the new iPhone.
So far gigabit-class speeds have not been seen. Now AT&T, is moving towards that goal. The provider will be the first US telecom to top 1Gbps on a mobile 5G network, achieving the feat in “multiple cities” using Netgear’s 5G hotspot. However, AT&T’s 5G is only available in certain areas in some cities, and now you need an invitation to buy the Netgear hotspot.
This week there was a new update for AT&T iPhone users for iOS 12.2. Sadly downloading the iOS 12.2 doesn’t mean that your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS or XS Max just became a 5G phone. The new update, gives the phones features including Apple News+, new Animoji and support for the new AirPods. It does not, bring 5G.
We have heard about other carriers with there 5g plans and now the fifth largest carrier is coming out with plans. U.S. Cellular, plans to launch 5G services in places this year, which may be aimed at benefiting rural customers. The carrier is taking a different strategy and will focus on using low frequencies like 600MHz, 800MHz, AWS (1700/2100MHz), and PCS (1900MHz) bands.
The next generation of wireless technology will be over 10 times faster than 4G and it will reduce latency in connections. Which will make the network appear even faster.
Some industries are already developing new technologies of their own. Here are three innovations that will happen as 5G is rolled out. Read more about self driving cars, wireless VR and wireless home.
If you’re in the Kansas City area, you can now visit Sprint’s 5G Experience center. The center was created to help demonstrate and educate visitors on how the next-generation wireless technology works and it’s benefits. 5G will enhance gaming and entertainment, impact public safety and power billions of connections with IoT.
Want to be able to use Verizon’s fifth generation wireless network in Chicago and Minneapolis starting in April? Verizon announced this week you can on April 11 by paying $10 per month with any of its unlimited mobile plans. The Motorola Z3 mobile and a device called 5G moto are the devices that you will need to connect to the 5G network.
Many people are patiently waiting for 5G wireless network rollout, carriers are asking the community for help. Verizon has a website called “Let’s 5G,” for customers to get questions answered and sign up to help convince local officials to support the project. All you have to do is leave your name, address and email address to sign the petitions in favor of “the immediate rollout of 5G service in our community.” The messages then get delivered to local officials by Verizon.