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Apple is right: 2019 will be too early to buy a 5G phone

[2018-12-05 09:10:44]

This week has seen the hype for 5G, the creatively titled successor to 4G mobile internet connectivity, go from a simmer to a boil as Qualcomm, AT&T, Verizon, and Samsung rattled off a series of launch plans for early next year, while Apple was reported to be sitting out the technology until at least 2020. As much as I love the excitement surrounding the introduction of the new cellular networking standard, I’m inclined to think that Apple has it right: none of us should be factoring 5G into our phone purchases in the coming year. It’s not that 5G isn’t hugely promising. Samsung today issued a press release saying it’s achieved a throughput of 1.7Gbps with a combination of Verizon’s spectrum and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 5G modem. That’s...

Apple is right: 2019 will be too early to buy a 5G phone

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