Does the iPhone XS max work with 5G

iPhone with 5G? This is what it currently looks like

The expansion of the 5G network is progressing in Germany. The first mobile phone providers are already offering 5G-compatible tariffs. But what about the 5G support on Apple's iPhones?

5G should replace LTE in the long term. Samsung has already equipped the Samsung Galaxy S10 with the new cellular standard. Apple users, however, still have to be patient.

No iPhone 5G is currently compatible

The current iPhone generation around the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max does not have a 5G chip. Older Apple smartphones do not support the new network either. But what about the upcoming iPhones?

It is still unclear whether the new iPhones 2020 will be equipped with 5G support. Apple has not yet announced any specifications for the upcoming iPhone range. The insider Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the new iPhones will be 5G-capable, but with a catch.

New iPhones 2020 should support 5G

5G iPhones should only appear in countries in which the 5G standard has already been expanded on a large scale. These include South Korea, Great Britain and Japan. In Germany, however, 5G coverage can still be expanded, so that the possible iPhone 12 should only come to stores with LTE support. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, four different iPhone models will be released in the second half of the year. The iPhone SE 2 should also be 5G-compatible. According to industry circles, the introduction of the new technology could lead to higher iPhone prices. The analyst does not say whether there will be price differences between iPhones with and without 5G support.

The 5G modems for the upcoming iPhone generation are to be manufactured by Qualcomm. According to internal documents, the manufacturer will install Snapdragon modems in iPhones up to and including 2024. In the long term, 5G chipsets should come from the in-house hardware division, which Apple took over from Intel last year.

In our overview we show you which cell phones already support 5G.