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Topic: 5G

AT&T's '5G E' network not faster than 4G on T-Mobile & Verizon

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

AT&T's controversial "5G E" network -- really rebranded 4G LTE -- may actually be slower than Verizon and T-Mobile's LTE networks, a newly-published study says.

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Verizon's 5G mobile network launching Apr. 11 with $10 premium over 4G

03/13/2019, 09:03 am

Verizon will launch its 5G mobile network on Apr. 11 in just two U.S. cities, Chicago and Minneapolis, and charge $10 extra versus regular 4G service.

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Sprint calls AT&T's '5G E' branding 'fake 5G' in letter to consumers, promises own 5G network in 2019

03/11/2019, 09:03 pm

Sprint in an open letter to consumers derides AT&T for its "5G Evolution" advertising push, saying accompanying "5G E" connectivity branding -- soon to land on iPhone with iOS 12.2 -- is a gambit designed to mislead consumers.

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Apple may have trouble finding 5G modems for 2020 iPhones if it doesn't make its own

03/05/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple may only be planning to add 5G to 2020 iPhones, but even then the company might have a hard time acquiring needed modems, according to analysts.

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MWC Barcelona 2019 taunts Apple's absence in 5G and foldable screens

02/28/2019, 12:02 pm

Media coverage from this year's MWC Barcelona, nee Mobile World Conference, has worked to establish a narrative that Apple is dangerously behind other companies in releasing support for 5G mobile networks and the foldable screens that enable a phone to convert into a tablet. Yet the last decade of MWC shows that vendor announcements aren't really worth very much.

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If Qualcomm wants its 5G modems in the 2020 iPhone, it has to wrap up the legal battles now

02/28/2019, 12:02 pm

Qualcomm may miss out on an opportunity to supply 5G modems for the 2020 iPhones, Barclays suggests, warning the window to make the necessary arrangements to provide the components is narrowing, with matters not helped by the chip producer's ongoing legal activity with Apple.

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T-Mobile slows US 5G launch, postpones some frequencies until late 2019 [u]

02/25/2019, 11:02 am

The U.S. branch of T-Mobile is delaying its 5G launch from the first half of 2019 until the second, owing to a lack of compatible phones, its CTO said in a Monday interview. [Updated with correction by T-Mobile]

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Sprint says 5G launching in May, but with slower speeds than other networks

02/25/2019, 10:02 am

Sprint will finally begin rollouts of what it calls 5G in May, the U.S. carrier announced on Monday, although without the speeds possible on some of its competitors' networks.

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5G iPhone unlikely until 2020, given Intel modem announcement

02/22/2019, 02:02 pm

An iPhone capable of connecting to a carrier's 5G mobile network will not happen this year, an announcement from Intel indicates, with the chip producer's modems using the high-speed cellular communications technology not expected to appear in smartphones and mobile devices until 2020.

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Apple's 2020 iPhones expected to use 5nm 'A14' TSMC chips

02/22/2019, 07:02 am

TSMC is expected to further reduce the die size for the 2020 iPhone, and is expected to provide a 5nm "A14" system-on-a-chip for Apple.

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Verizon says 5G coming to 30 US cities by end of 2019

02/21/2019, 01:02 pm

Verizon on Thursday said it's working on deploying 5G to some extent in 30 U.S. cities by the end of 2019, another hint that the technology won't appear in iPhones until 2020.

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Qualcomm's new X55 5G modem is ridiculously fast - but Apple probably won't use it

02/19/2019, 10:02 am

Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed a new modem, the Snapdragon X55, an updated 5G model with better performance -- though it's unlikely to appear in Apple's iPhone anytime soon unless the two companies can settle their differences.

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Sprint sues AT&T over adding bogus '5G E' icon to iPhones & other devices

02/08/2019, 07:02 am

AT&T is being taken to court by Sprint over its use of the "5G E" symbol for when iPhones and other smartphones connect to AT&T's mobile network, with Sprint's lawsuit claiming its competitor is misleading customers into thinking they are on a 5G network when they are really on 4G LTE.

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Apple includes confusing "5G E" AT&T connectivity icon in iOS 12.2 beta

02/04/2019, 04:02 pm

AT&T's controversial move to add a "5G E" connectivity logo to smartphones on its network has seemingly reached the iPhone, with the second beta of iOS 12.2 reportedly displaying the logo on the screen when the iPhone access part of the carrier's "5G Evolution"-based network.

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AT&T & Verizon 5G rollouts stall, reinforce claims that tech not coming to iPhone until 2020

01/31/2019, 03:01 pm

The two biggest U.S. wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon, are unlikely to have much in the way of true 5G service deployed by the end of 2019, perhaps backing the view that Apple won't have support in iPhones until fall 2020.

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Video: Rounding up the 2019 iPhone rumors, including USB-C, 5G, and more

01/12/2019, 11:01 am

It is the start of a new year, and there's already a number of rumors circulating about Apple's iPhone releases for 2019. Based on the chatter we've been hearing, there could be some big changes for the iPhone arriving later in 2019, including a shift to USB-C and a triple-camera setup on the rear.

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AT&T plans to roll out nationwide mobile 5G by early 2020, CEO responds to '5G E' blowback

01/09/2019, 09:01 pm

As U.S. wireless carriers hurtle headlong toward a 5G future, AT&T on Wednesday revealed plans to blanket the nation with access to the super speedy protocol in early 2020 using its lower band spectrum technology.

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AT&T lying to customers by showing '5G E' on devices, under fire from other carriers

01/09/2019, 09:01 am

AT&T has been criticized by rival carriers Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile for attempting to mislead customers by marketing some smartphones as using "5G Evolution" technology and displaying a "5G E" connectivity logo on the screen, despite the devices involved being incapable of connecting to a 5G network.

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AT&T rolls out mobile 5G service in 12 US cities, connection requires accompanying Netgear hotspot

12/18/2018, 07:12 pm

AT&T on Monday announced its standards-based mobile 5G network is now live in 12 U.S. cities, though customers will need Netgear's Nightawk Mobile 5G Hotspot to access the speedy wireless platform.

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Apple developing own iPhone cellular modem, hirings and insiders say

12/12/2018, 10:12 am

A new Apple job listing is suggesting that the company is looking to break the shackles of Qualcomm and Intel for the iPhone in the future, raising the possibility again that Apple might make its own cellular modem.

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