But, no, 5G isn’t here yet, despite all the noise, and despite AT&T telling you they have 5G already. A recent study says 5G is here now and more than 30-percent of ‘Mericans in the good old U.S. of A. think their iPhones already have 5G.
After all, every major cellphone company touts 5G as if it were here already because they continue to deploy 5G in market after market. A single 5G tower in any major city may constitute a rollout in progress, but it doesn’t mean your iPhone can pick up those 5G signals.
Despite a huge and growing number of Americans– including the smart folks who own iPhones– who think their smartphones are 5G capable, 5G isn’t a real thing just yet. Sure, there are a few 5G smartphones on the market. The Galaxy S10 5G model, for example. Motorola’s MotoZ4 is upgradeable somehow.
Any 5G capable smartphone needs to be about 12 feet from a 5G tower to work and it won’t matter much anyway because those expected gigabit download speeds will meet up with the actual internet and that means 25MBps real world downloads.
So, there’s that to deal with, too.
Oh, about that survey of smartphone owners and 5G:
Around a third of Americans state that they own a 5G-capable device, despite the select choice of devices, the limited availability and the huge cost.
Thank AT&T for that misinformation.
The majority of those who stated they owned a 5G-capable device (62%) claim to have noticed improvements to their mobile service while using the 5G network
Uh huh. Sure.
OK, we can quote all the lies, damned lies, and statistics that might be available from some distant survey or research, but certain considerations must be, well, considered.
Like this one.
Less than half (40%) of Samsung Galaxy S7, S8 and S9 owners are aware that their cell phone has wireless charging.
Wireless charging is not the must have techno-gadget feature that members of the techno-gadget central office, members of the technorati elite politburo all, want us to believe.
Drop me a note if your iPhone picks up a real 5G signal.