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Mon, Apr 6, 2020 4:29 PM
I am looking at switching over to AT&T. I can port my old IPhone 7 over or purchase an XR. I have been told that the XR is not 5G ready. Is that correct?
a month ago
It is correct that Apple does not sell any 5G phones. AT&T does label some types of 4G as “5GE” but this is not real 5G.
Apple does not discuss unannounced products but they usually announce new phones in September. It is unknown how current events will affect this.
ACE - Expert
Even before this, the speculation was that Apple would not be producing a 5G phone this year.
I would think that once real 5G is being deployed (5Ge doesn't count as even being close to 5G) that Apple and others will start producing 5G capable phones. I agree with @sandblaster that 5G phones, especially Apple, won't be available till 2021 at the earliest.
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ACE - Sage
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No, Apple has not made any statements about not producing 5G phones. It is widely expected that they will indeed be released in 2020.
@ATDoesntCare it was said they would release a iPhone 9 in march and that did not happen. They did release a new mac and ipad pro's tho. I take all this info with a grain of salt these days. If apple launches a 5G iPhone good for them but the 5G networks on all the carriers (Edited per community guidelines) right now. Verizon is really bad as they have no low band 5g right now. ATT has a little and Tmobile its about all they have.
But that’s kind of my point - rumors are just rumors. No one here knows for sure.