Kuo: iPhone 13 Will Bring 5G mmWave Expansion to More Countries

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 13 series this fall. In a research note released today, popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo notes the iPhone 13 series will bring 5G mmWave to more counties ending the United States exclusivity.

mmWave 5G connectivity produces ultra-fast internet speeds compared to the other 5G strand, sub-6GHz which can only reach 60-100 megabits per second, that’s at the top of what LTE offers. Last year’s iPhone 12 models support 5G connectivity worldwide but Apple only included the mmWave antenna in models sold in the United States. Though mmWave coverage is still very much limited, users who were able to find connection got multi-gigabit download speeds.

Only about one-third of all iPhone 12 units produced by Apple has the mmWave antenna and they were only sold in the United States. Kuo expects shipment of 5G mmWave iPhone 13 models to increase to around 50-60%. The connection is expected to reach major European markets and Canada, Australia and Japan.

Apple is expected to unveil new iPad Pro models with 5G support tomorrow at its Spring Loaded special event.

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