The rest of the world – 4G connectivity already well spread and stable. In this way, 5G network have already begun implementation to set for the next few years. With this, an Apple license show that the company is also thinking about how to use the fastest mobile technology (5G) on new iPhones.
According to business insider, apple applied for an trial license from the FCC to test next-gen 5G wireless technologies. Apple wrote the following, “Apple Inc. seeks to assess cellular link performance in direct path and multipath environments between base station transmitters and receivers using this spectrum. These assessments will provide engineering data relevant to the operation of devices on wireless carriers’ future 5G networks.”
All of this means that Tim Cook’s company is testing and collecting data on how to use future 5G networks on iPhones. According to the documents, the tests will occur in Cupertino and Milpitas, both locations are in the United States.
The first Apple smartphone with 5G connectivity will be released in 2019, the iPhone 9
It is believed that Apple will work between the bands of 28 GHZ and 39 GHZ with a technology, offer by Rohde & Schwarz, AH Systems and Analog Devices company.
So from all of information, rumors indicate that the first Apple smartphone with 5G connectivity will be released in 2019. Likely on iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 plus.