In a recent earnings call with Apple, Tim Cook had described sales growth for iPhone 11 lineup. When asked about iPhone 5G in works, he said that 5G is still in its ‘early innings’, though the competitors like Samsung and Huawei are already selling their 5G phones.
It’s pretty much clear that the Apple CEO isn’t hyping us on iPhone 5G. But it doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t see it come out later this year in at least one variant of iPhone 12. Apple has been widely rumored to be developing a 5G iPhone for September launch event as per the reports from Bloomberg.
For obvious reasons, 5G wouldn’t be a mainstream standard until there is a 5G iPhone in flesh. But sparse availability of the technology and slow pace of deployment are main reasons for Apple to downplay the idea.
Currently, Verizon and AT&T’s 5G networks are available in 31 and 5 cities respectively across the United States.