Apple are currently testing their 5G technology, and it could bring faster loading times for Apply users. Using 4G was the latest trend, but now it just seems just as slow as what 3G did. It will eventually give in and this is when the 5G will be released. With the growing use of apps, there needs to be a faster loading time as the 4G will no longer be able to cope with the needs the apps require.
What is 5G?
5G is a connection for the internet on mobile devices. It is the same as 3G and 4G but will be much faster to meet the demands of activity on an Apple device. It is said that it will support larger data requirements such as augmented reality, connected vehicles and Internet of Things.
How much faster will 5G be compared to 4G?
The latest 5G will have an average speed of 100 megabits per second where as the 4G has 12 megabits per second. It’s a massive step in the networking industry for Apple alone, but there are networks that are loading between 30 and 50 megabits per second. It’s all very technical when it comes to downloading speeds and it can be hard for some people to understand what it really means. But in the simpler terms, it is much faster than 4G.
Why is 5G important?
As previously stated, it’s important because in order for Apple to retain their customers, they will need to meet the high demands of consumers which is downloading more and more apps that have been created and released.
More businesses are using technology and this is due to obviously technology developing and also internet reliable. Nobody would want to use technology in a business if it wasn’t able to meet the internet speed requirements. Once the 5G connectivity has been released, it may provide a more open market in businesses.
When will the 5G arrive?
It is planned that it will arrive by 2020 to all customers globally. It’s said that there may be 24 million 5G subscribers by 2021 and less than 10% of them will be in Europe. They want to ensure that it will work much more efficiently than the 4G and not give anyone false hope, which is the reason why it is still three years off.
It’s being tested now because they want to make sure that the correct amendments are made and to be absolutely sure that there won’t be any problems or issues that will arise once it’s released.