Govt Wants Apple, Samsung To Start 5G Services On Their Smartphones, Without Any Delay!
Apple and Airtel are reportedly meeting to find out why iPhones are not compatible with India’s 5G networks.
Mumbai, Delhi the lucky cities
Apparently the trillion dollar company is already testing 5G support on iPhones in Mumbai and New Delhi.
Trouble is that it would require an officially adding support possibly being rolled out in December.
The Indian government is pressurizing Apple and Samsung to adopt 5G support for their latest smartphones.
Apple initially gave support for 5G with the iPhone 12 in 2020.
But now in ‘22, two solid years on, Indian patrons are yet to use the newer and faster network.
The Indian government said that Apple, Samsung, and leading carriers in the country will meet “to prioritize” adding support for 5G on the latest smartphones.
In a statement to TechCrunch, Apple has confirmed it will release a software update in December to add support for 5G on compatible iPhones for Indian carriers.
Here goes the quote:
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 are completed. 5G will be enabled via a software update and will start rolling out to iPhone users in December
This applies to iPhone 12 and above users in India.
Apple will roll out an update of its iOS operating system after testing and validating the devices on the superfast networks in the country.
One should understand that Apple normally takes time to test and validate its devices once a new carrier goes live with their 5G network.