Coverage is patchy, not all 5G networks are the same, and for most Apple customers in most places and on most networks, the speed increase you’ll get using it will be more like fast LTE than anything more profound.
So, what’s next for the much-ballyhooed 5G now that Apple’s introduced the iPhone 12?
When 5G isn’t really 5G
Most of the world’s networks now offer some form of 5G, including Verizon in the U.S. and EE in the UK. The problem is that deployment isn’t universal and in many cases, you’ll only find a 5G network in urban areas — though deployment will now accelerate.