According to a new report from Fast Company, this autumn's new models of iPhone will all support 5G, but only the iPhone 12 Pro Max will support the super-fast variant called millimetre wave. This is because of the technology's very high power draw; only the top model has a sufficiently capacious battery.
In addition, support for millimetre wave 5G will be limited to three countries: the US, Japan and South Korea. In other words, in the UK we will have to make do with the slower sub-6GHz version.
In related news, last week the respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that he expects Apple to initially manufacture a limited number of handsets with millimetre wave. He predicted between 4 and 6 million units to be made this year, and 25-50 million in 2021.
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This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation by David Price.