Select City

    When Will Apple iPhone Get 5G Update? All Details Here


    Recently, Airtel launched 5G services for Android, and iPhone users are keen to know when they will get the 5G update. So, to clear the air of mystery, we bring this article to you.

    By Surbhi Verma | 
    Updated: 23rd Jan 2023 12:29 IST

    Table Of Contents

    • 1
      Cities Having Access to 5G Network
    • 2
      Apple iPhone 5G Update
    • 3
      How will Apple iPhone support the 5G update?
    • 4
      Not All iPhones Support 5G
    • 5
      5G Services Availability and Its Cost in India
    • 6
      Final Thoughts

    Highlights of the Story

    • Airtel is the first telecom operator to roll out 5G services in eight different cities in India.
    • While Jio is planning to launch its 5G service somewhere around Diwali.
    • Learn here when Apple iPhone will get a 5G update.

    With Airtel rolling out 5G services for Android users, a lot of questions have been going around on the internet- Will Apple iPhone get a 5G update? How soon will the company open the doors of 5G for users? Which other operators would be offering 5G services? Etc. Apple launched the iPhone 14 series in September but has not given any official statement on the 5G update yet. And, as of now, there is too much confusion building around the 5G network and services. But worry not! We are gonna show some light on the same and help you clear the basic confusion with this post. So, let’s get started.

    Also Read: Google Pixel 7 Pro Features: What Makes The Smartphone Unique

    Cities Having Access to 5G Network

    It feels weird to say, but 5G is finally here in India. Airtel is the first operator to offer 5G network support. And, as of now, just eight cities have access to the 5G network:

    • Delhi
    • Mumbai
    • Chennai
    • Bangalore
    • Hyderabad
    • Varanasi
    • Ahmedabad
    • Siliguri

    If you are living in any of these cities and have a 5G smartphone and Airtel SIM card, you can enjoy a 5G update right now. But this is just the case with Android mobile phones.

    Apple iPhone 5G Update

    iphone 5g update

    A recent report claimed that Apple would bring the 5G update to the iOS software by the end of December.

    Clearing every air of confusion around the 5G update on Apple iPhone, Airtel’s Chief Technology Officer Randeep Sekhon said- “Apple is currently testing 5G in India; we have set up special networks for them to test,” he added. He further clarified that Airtel won’t b sending any Over-the-air updates to make the 5G network work on smartphones. Instead, it lies in the hands of mobile manufacturers to push software updates that would support 5G services on the device.

    Also Read: Best Data Plans To Watch T20 World Cup 2022 On The Go

    How will Apple iPhone support the 5G update?

    Just like Apple did with the iPhone 4S and 4G, the tech giant is going to add a network mode via a software update that will allow the latest iPhone series to support the 5G network. However, the company is yet to release an official update on the same.

    Not All iPhones Support 5G

    Since we are talking about the 5G update on Apple iPhone, you must know that not all iPhones support the 5G network. In fact, Apple is a late adopter of 5G bands. The company introduced 5G with the Apple A14 Bionic chipset on the iPhone 12 series. Hence, only iPhones launched after that will support 5G. That includes iPhone 12 series, iPhone 13 series and iPhone 14 series.

    5G Services Availability and Its Cost in India

    As mentioned above, only Airtel is offering 5G services in eight different cities in India. Jio will begin rolling out the services around Diwali, and Vi has not given any statement on the same yet. Talking about the plans, none of the operators has disclosed anything about it, but one thing is confirmed, the plans won’t cost much more compared to the 4G plans. Also, iPhone users won’t need any additional 5G plans to experience the 5G network on their devices.

    Final Thoughts

    Testing and validating the devices for the 5G update has been started. And if we go by the reports, iPhone users will be able to experience 5G services by the end of December. Also, since 5G services have not started fully in all parts of the country, it is safe to say that the tech giant is not late for the trend and will soon be ready with some solution.

    Also Read: Google Pixel 7 Vs Apple iPhone 14: Which Is Better?

    Are you looking to Sell phone online at the best buyback value? Come to Cashify. We can also help you Recycle old phone from your doorsteps.


    Featured Videos

    • Living A Life Of Chaos With iPhone 14 Pro
      Since we began using the Apple iPhone 14 Pro, we’ve encountered various issues and most of which are related to iOS 16. Several issues that we’ve faced are related to notifications, Always-on -display, battery life and wallpaper. Until these issues are officially fixed, we will have to live with them. We tried to tackle some of…
      31st Oct 2022
    • OnePlus 9RT Alternatives To Buy In India Under Rs 45,000
      The OnePlus 9RT, a T upgrade, was out the previous year, although it’s only available in price-sensitive areas like China and India. Moreover, the OnePlus 9RT has superior cameras, including a 50MP primary sensor, a little more prominent display, a premium design, good battery/charging and a more effective Snapdragon 888 CPU. Overall, this smartphone looks…
      28th Oct 2022
    • iPhone 14 Pro Vs iPhone 13 Pro Vs iPhone 12 Pro Camera Comparison
      We’ll discuss the overall camera setup & quality of the iPhone 14 Pro Vs iPhone 13 Pro Vs iPhone 12 Pro in the article. All of these phones come with a triple-camera setup. However, you might find some significant upgrades in the iPhone 14 Pro. Let’s find out the details about the camera quality of…
      7th Oct 2022
    • Moto Edge 30 Pro Vs iQOO 9T Comparison: Which One To Buy?
      The year 2022 is known as the year of the launch of many flagship smartphones. However, there is quite a decent competition between the phones in the price segment of Rs 50,000, and even there are too many options to choose from. Here in this article, we’ll compare the Moto Edge 30 Pro Vs IQOO…
      6th Oct 2022
    • iQOO 9T Vs OnePlus 9RT Full Comparison: Which One To Buy?
      We will discuss the iQOO 9T Vs OnePlus 9RT comparison in the article. Both phones come with the same price tag. In addition, both of these phones come with impressive specs and features. However, there exist some significant differences too. To know these differences, let’s explore the article and know which one to choose among the iQOO 9T &…
      27th Sep 2022

    You May Also Read

    Vivo Mobile Phones With 4000mAh Battery Price List
    Vivo Mobile Phones With 4000mAh Battery Price List
    Vivo has launched some of the best handsets in 2022 with great specs and features. One such important feature for a smartphone user is the size of the battery of their smartphone. Some people change their smartphones only because they are looking for a phone with a larger battery. We have made a list of…

    New Launches