Why the iPhone 12 in the Netherlands does not have a fast 5G

All iPhone 12 models support 5G. In the Netherlands we unfortunately have to do without the fastest variant. We will explain why.

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The iPhone 12 only has 5G fast in the US

Of iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro in iPhone 12 Pro Max all have 5Gsupport on board. That’s great, because with this new mobile network you can surf and download faster than with 4G.

Nevertheless, we are getting off poorly in the Netherlands. There are two forms of 5G. Sub-6GHz 5G works at a greater distance from cell towers and is therefore very suitable for rural areas. This variant is indeed faster than 4G, but not nearly as fast as mmWave. This second form of 5G requires a shorter distance from the cell tower and is particularly beneficial in cities. There are often many more masts there.

The bad news: Only in the United States does the iPhone 12 support both variants of 5G. In all other countries, the new iPhones only have Sub-6GHz 5G. So we can whistle to mmWave.

The Netherlands is not ready for fast 5G

Why the iPhone 12 only in the United States has mmWave 5G is unknown. Perhaps Apple ran into production problems with the special antenna for this technology.

You will miss little for the time being. 5G is still in its infancy in the Netherlands. Even if we did get iPhones with mmWave support here, you wouldn’t be able to use it. The Dutch 5G network currently only works with Sub-6GHz. The higher frequencies will be auctioned in 2022. Only then can providers offer really fast 5G.

Yet it is a shame that the new iPhones in the Netherlands do not have mmWave 5G. After all, many people spend more than two years with a new smartphone. With the iPhone 12 you are therefore only partially prepared for the future.

The iPhone 12 is finally here!

Apple announced the iPhone 12 during the October event. 5G was one of the spearheads during the presentation, as was the new A14 processor. In addition, the iPhones have a new flat-edged design that is centered between the iPad Pro and the iPhone 4.

Do you want to buy an iPhone 12, but you still have doubts between the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro in iPhone 12 Pro Max? Then check the article in which we all differences between the models to explain. Do you currently have an iPhone 11 and are you unsure whether a switch to the iPhone 12 is worthwhile? We have listed all improvements for you.

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