The global 5G rollout is continuing, which means speeds for iPhones and iPads are only set to get even quicker.
Data released by OpenSignal has revealed that in 95 out of 100 markets, smartphone users experienced a faster average download speed in the last quarter of 2021, compared to the first quarter of 2019.
These advancements are bolstering the cellular performance of the most recent iPhone models, namely the iPhone 12 series onwards. When the iPhone 13 series was launched, even more bands were added to support 5G in a greater number of countries.
It is rumored that Apple is set to announce even more products that support 5G at its upcoming spring event. Industry observers are expecting to see a new iPhone SE incorporating 5G support, which indicates that Apple plans to allow 5G on even its most basic models.
There is also discussion surrounding a probable upgrade to the iPad Air, and whether or not 5G support will be among the changes to the tablet.
Although 5G first began to be deployed in 2019, there is still a long way to go before the technology standard for broadband cellular networks will be widely available in most countries.