Apple recently signed up a provisional patent with FCC for launching the Apple 5G tech. They are also calling it as the millimeter wave. The company made the patent document public yesterday (23rd May). Apple is planning to work on a new bandwidth of 28GHz for the transmissions from earth to space.
Apart from developing a better and faster 5G connectivity, Apple Inc. is also looking to recruit new satellite experts. The target is to create a secret satellite hardware team. Apple 5G will be tested in two different places. The first place is the Infinite Loop headquarters Mariana Avenue and the second place is Milpitas on Yosemite Drive.
How will Apple 5G technology work?
Apple will access the cellular link performance in the direct path and the different multipath environments with the receivers and transmitters base stations. These observations will offer the necessary information for the performance of the devices on wireless carriers for the Apple 5G networks.
The FCC already approved the 28GHz band and 39GHz band for the commercial use. Apple is going to use those two bands only for the commercial use of the 5G networks. The best feature of the Apple 5G technology is it helps the devices in gaining more bandwidth. Apart from that, 5G networks have improved reliability at the peak loads than any present gen wireless networks.
No Apple devices for 5G support yet
For the testing purpose, Apple will not invest a lot of time, hardly a year. Though Apple is pretty excited about the 5G technology, the upcoming Apple devices like iPhone 8 will not support 5G. Hopefully, the iPhone 9 might support the 5G network facility. After all, the primary objective of including the 5G technology is boosting the internet speeds of the Apple iPhones. So, if the devices don’t support the 5G network facility, then what’s the use of such network?
The wireless network carriers in the US already started making grounds for the 5G network capability. T-Mobile and Sprint already announced the new 5G Plans. Verizon and AT&T promised to roll out the 5G network for the market. The successor of LTE is capable of transmitting gigabit speed which depends on the mmWave tech.
The Millimeter Wave tech is capable of transmitting data at a higher frequency. It will also open up the chances to reduce the antenna size and pack smaller yet powerful antenna in a single device. Samsung, Intel, and Qualcomm also announced hardware for the 5G speeds support. We believe the full-scale deployment will start in 2019.