Oct. 13 (UPI) — Apple on Tuesday unveiled its first 5G-comptable iPhones, including a new Mini smartphone and an update of its Pro device.
The new smartphones will be available as a standard iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max — all with 5G capability.
“Every decade there’s a new generation of technology that provides a step change in what we can do with our iPhones,” CEO Tim Cook said in the virtual announcement. “This is a huge moment for all of us.”
Though 5G capability promises a faster experience for iPhone 12 users, not all cities and carriers offer the technology. The iPhone 12 lineup of phones is the first by Apple to offer 5G.
Prior to the Apple release, 13% of smartphones sold in the first half of 2020 were capable of using the next-generation broadband cellular network, Canalys analyst