If there is one current conversation at Mobile World Congress that is going to have a profound impact on our daily life, it is expectation that the first "mobile broadband" 5G networks should begin launching from mid-2019. This will have a direct impact on Apple’s business, posing problems and opportunity for the iPhone maker.Apple is a mobile companyYou can sell all the connected devices you like, but they are meaningless if they don’t have a network to link them all together. Not only that, but as the number of mobile devices in use increases, you need intelligent networks capable of processing and prioritizing tasks, from edge to core. You need real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, network slicing, and the capacity to carry millions of messages from billions of connected devices reliably, without losing data, connectivity, or network integrity.Networks need to be able to handle high-bandwidth applications, such as video, augmented and virtual reality … [Read more...] about MWC18: Where will Apple get 5G iPhone chips?
Now that the dust has settled from Mobile World Congress 2018’s major 5G wireless announcements, two things are clear: 5G networks are coming even faster than recently expected, and, based on its current relationships with 5G modem suppliers, Apple has a tough road ahead before it launches a 5G iPhone. Being second or even tenth to market didn’t matter to Apple in 2007, when the first iPhone arrived without 3G network support, or in 2012, when the iPhone 5 shipped two years after early 4G networks. But a lot has changed since then. Apple is now the world’s No. 1 or No. 2 smartphone maker, depending on the quarter, and it depends on iPhones for 1/2 to 2/3 of its revenues. Additionally, its current flagship phone arguably leads the industry in technology and sales. So if Apple decides to wait on 5G, which will certainly be 2019’s biggest new technology, it could simultaneously hurt its stock, market share, and reputation for innovation. I’m not going to … [Read more...] about Apple now has four roads to a 5G iPhone, each challenging
posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:45 72 1. dcgore (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Feb 2012) I think the iphone 12 is being launched tomorrow. posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:59 17 7. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012) thanks for the laugh! posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:15 2 18. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011) What are you talking about, it's the iphone 5G! Duh Come get your new 5G iPhone people. posted on 04 Sep 2012, 16:29 2 84. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011) You guys do realize there will be masses going into stores asking for the new iphone 5g just like they did when the 4 came out and people said 4g and that is a scientific fact! posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:47 12 36. raphael007 (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012) That s the best thing I have read all day, thanks a lot for a much needed laugh posted on 04 Sep 2012, 16:41 1 85. kyp5035 (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Jun 2012) whats so funny about it? posted … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple officially announces iPhone 5 event on September 12th in San Fran
Apple may be switching to MediaTek as an extra wireless modem supplier indeed, to fill the hole in its soul left by the patent battle with Qualcomm. It is already using inferior Intel modems for most of its 2018 iPhones on GSM carriers, but, unfortunately (for Apple, that is), it has to use Qualcomm on CDMA ones like Verizon or Sprint in the US, and it's exactly the those licensing and royalties fees that it is trying to escape from. That may all come to an end next year, when sources say that Intel will be supplying the vast majority of iPhone modems with its new gigabit LTE creation, but the rest have to be absorbed somehow, too, hence the MediaTek probing. Intel actually has way less market share in wireless modems, compared to MediaTek, and the Chinese chip makers are also taking a lead in gigabit LTE (Huawei's modem in the Mate 10 Pro is the first with 1.2 Gbps speeds in a retail phone), so Apple would be in good hands in its quest to ditch Qualcomm for good next year. Apple is … [Read more...] about Apple’s iPhone 9, Xs and Xs Plus may hit gigabit LTE with MediaTek and Intel inside
The number of companies to start planning for the upcoming transitioning to 5G wireless standards and conducting tests on the new technology is growing by the day. A recent report has announced that Apple is the latest of companies to receive a license from the FCC to test 5G services in the 28 GHz to 39 GHz spectrums. The frequency band was approved by the FCC last year and supports millimeter waves that are characterized by short wavelength and high frequency of transmission. Apple’s approved application for an experimental license gives Cupertino permission to test the technology in two locations near its offices in Milpitas, California. However, it’s important to note that the world is still to see a 5G-enabled smartphone and we may not see a 5G iPhone at least until 2019/2020, when the tech is expected to become the new standard for wireless connectivity. It’s also worth mentioning that Apple’s application does not provide detail of what the company … [Read more...] about Apple receives permission to start testing 5G wireless broadband
0. phoneArena posted on 30 Nov 2017, 06:31 Rejoice, fans of Fast and Furious! Verizon just messaged us that, come 2018, it will usher us in the 5G era, meaning increased speeds and throughput in those areas where coverage is served. In a five-to-go-5 move, there will be up to 5 markets being blessed with 5G across America in the second half of next year, and the winner is... Sacramento, CA, which will go live first... This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 30 Nov 2017, 07:07 0 1. CreeDiddy (Posts: 1218; Member since: 04 Nov 2011) Where’s a capable 5G iPhone? We need it...Glad to be with Verizon. posted on 30 Nov 2017, 09:25 0 3. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 742; Member since: 23 Jun 2012) As stated in this article, and clearer in others, "The carrier is starting with residential broadband". This is for residential service. Not Cellular service. To test wireless 5G capabilities in stationary situations. Kind of a soft test before … [Read more...] about Comments for : Verizon launching 5G wireless broadband in 2018, first up is Sacramento
New images of what are purportedly cases for Apple’s still-unannounced iPhone 5 have surfaced. The shape of the cases further corroborates rumors that the fifth-generation iPhone will have a thinner, tapered design.Images of the case (in its various colors) were sent to us from the manufacturer, Mettei Technology, which is based in Shenzhen, China. Shenzhen is also the location of a Foxconn factory, which produces a number of products for Apple, including the iPad 2.Based on what we can gather from the images, the cases have a near-identical design to the case unveiled by 9to5Mac late last month. The designs are so similar, in fact, that they may well be one in the same. Both this case and the previously revealed case have slots for the headphone jack, rear-facing camera and the ringer on/off switch.Unlike the 9to5Mac leak, however, these cases were revealed to us not in a leak, but in an email advertising the cases for sale. The company claims that they can have orders for the … [Read more...] about Alleged ‘iPhone 5’ cases surface again, reveal same slim, tapered design
Apple will manufacture 11 million 3G iPhones this summer, projects a Bank of America analyst. Furthermore, demand for the devices will be so great that he'll likely revise upward his previous estimate of 8 million sales in 2008.After conducting a "channel check," BofA's Scott Craig said in a research note that Apple is gearing up to begin manufacturing the next generation of its iPhones this summer, with 3 million coming off factory lines in May, according to press reports. An additional 8 million iPhones are expected in June.The 3G iPhones -- if Craig has assessed the situation correctly -- will come to market as the first-generation 2.5G iPhone is updated sometime this summer.The final version of the iPhone software development kit is likely to arrive this summer as well, according to accounts. It's expected to ramp up adoption of the current-generation handset as developers build new applications for it.Given the many choices that will presumably be available this summer, it's fair … [Read more...] about 3G iPhone: If They Build It, Will You Buy?
Verizon announced the latest addition to its line of touch-screen mobile phones Thursday. The Glyde from Samsung, available Friday, offers many features that have gained popularity following the introduction of Apple's iPhone.The Glyde joins the LG Voyager and Venus and the Samsung Instinct in a growing list of handsets with more user-friendly touch-screen interfaces, prominent Web browsing features and multimedia functionality."It is certainly another impressive high-end phone and certainly capitalizes on consumer interest in touch-screen devices popularized by that other phone with a touch-screen that so many people are talking about," said Michael Gartenberg, a JupiterResearch analyst."It definitely should appeal to buyers of similar devices and give something like the Voyager, for example, a run for the money," he continued.If the buyer signs a new two-year contract and claims a US$50 mail-in rebate, the cost for the Glyde comes to about $250. It's available at Verizon Wireless … [Read more...] about Samsung Glydes Into iPhone Territory
It's a complaint heard often in the iPhone's earlier years: Download speeds are sluggish.This time, however, the victims are iPhone owners on Sprint's network.Their complaints have resulted in an internal memo sent to Sprint representatives stating that the carrier is working together with Apple on a confirmed nationwide issue, The Next Web reported.The problem is probably due to excessive downloading by iPhone 4S owners, speculated Allen Nogee, a research director at In-Stat."Smartphone users, and especially iPhone users, tend to use a large amount of data, and new smartphone users consume even more," Nogee explained."Overall, iPhone performance on the Sprint network is consistent with our expectations and the rest of our high-end portfolio," Sprint spokesperson Michelle Leff Mermelstein told MacNewsWorld.However, "we do see opportunities to optimize performance, specifically in high network capacity areas," Mermelstein added.Judging by user gripes, data download speeds for the iPhone … [Read more...] about Sprint’s Singing the iPhone Blues