Apple Enters 5G Race with new iPhone 12
October 15, 2020

Finally, Apple Inc on October 13,202 launched its next-generation iPhone 12, with faster 5G connectivity. The company announced four new iPhones in a virtual event on Tuesday — the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and a new, smaller, iPhone 12 mini.

All the phones are 5G-equipped, meaning they can connect to the next-generation high-speed wireless networks.

iPhone 12 Series


iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models in graphite, silver, and pacific blue starting at $999 and $1,099, respectively.
Buyers can also get iPhone 12 pro for $29.12 a month or $699 with trade-in and iPhone 12 Pro Max for $30.37 a month or $729 with trade-in from

5G Supported Bands

Prior to releasing the iPhone 12 models, all of which support both millimeter-wave and sub-6 5G, Apple said it tested 5G performance with 100 carriers across 30 countries.

The specific 5G bands supported are: n1 (2100 MHz), n2 (1900 MHz), n3 (1800 MHz), n5 (850 MHz), n7 (2600 MHz), n8 (900 MHz), n12 (700 MHz), n20 (800 DD), n25 (1900 MHz), n28 (700 APT), n38 (TD 2600), n40 (TD 2300), n41 (TD 2500), n66 (AWS-3), n71 (600 MHz), n77 (TD 3700), n78 (TD 3500), n79 (TD 4700), as well as the mmWave bands, n260 (39 GHz) and n261 (28 GHz).

All models of the iPhone 12 support Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAAWi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology, Ultra-Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC with reader mode, and Express Cards with power reserve.

The Pro and Pro Max support FDD‑LTE, TD‑LTE, CDMA EV‑DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) frequency bands.

Still, iPhone 12 doesn’t support Wi-Fi 6E


Is iPhone 12 5G really Fast?

Apple said it had tested its devices at peak 5G speeds of 3.5 gigabits per second – which means a 20-gigabyte 4K movie could be theoretically downloaded in about 45 seconds. However, it warned that users’ experiences would vary by network and region, and the 5G facility would not always be switched on.

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