The Telegraph is reporting that Apple’s new 5G iPhone 12 lineup that will be announced at the “Hi, Speed” keynote on Tuesday, October 13th may face widespread connectivity issues in the UK, alongside the inability to work with 700 MHz network bands. As per the report:
Telecoms industry insiders have warned that the iPhone, which Apple is due on Tuesday, may not connect to the 700MHz 5G band.
This could leave customers searching for 5G coverage, analysts have warned.
“If it doesn’t support 700MHz then you end up with coverage problems,” said Matthew Howett, principal analyst at Assembly. “The spectrum bands that the iPhone works on are crucially important,” he added.
In the event that the new lineup lacks support for the higher 700 MHz connection to 5G, analysts say it could lead to the situation which happened in 2012 with the launch of the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 was the first iPhone to support 4G/LTE connections, however in the UK only one carrier had sufficient 4G infrastructure to support it reliably.
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