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Apple announces that it will roll out 5G support update in India by December

Highlights

  • Apple has announced a rollout timeline for 5G support on compatible devices
  • The company will release the software update by December 
  • Currently, iPhones don’t support 5G connectivity yet

With the launch of 5G connectivity in India and telecom majors Airtel already rolling out services followed by Reliance Jio later this month, smartphone manufacturers are working on releasing updates to activate the latest generation cellular network on their compatible phones. 

Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has officially confirmed the rollout timeline of the 5G support update for its compatible iPhones. The company is working with carrier partners to enable 5G on iPhone 12 models and later. 

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5G compatible devices don’t mean that they support connectivity out of the box. Brands are required to release software updates that activate the cellular network. Apple says that it needs to complete network validation and testing for quality and performance before it rolls out the update for its devices. 

The Cupertino-based giant has confirmed that it will push the software update to enable 5G network on the iPhone 12 series, iPhone 13 series, iPhone 14 series, and the iPhone SE 2022. 

In a statement, Apple said “We are working with our carrier partners in India to bring the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance is completed. 5G will be enabled via a software update and will start rolling out to iPhone users in December.”

Apart from iPhones, Apple did not reveal any details about the update for the 5th gen iPad Air which also supports 5G but we can expect it to get at the same time as the iPhones. 

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