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Why Apple Waiting Until 2020 for a 5G iPhone Makes Sense. Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia have built a 5G task force for rollout of the technology. 2020 … there is that date again !!!

Blog note: The technology behind the beast’s kingdom and system. How else can the beast give permission to conduct billions of cashless transaction in a milli-second after biometric scanning and approval/identification of the individual? If you were the Apostle John on the island of Patmos, how would you explain any of this to people over the next 2,000 years? Would it just be simple enough to say that they could not buy or sell without the mark, name, number of the beast? How could this be? How could some future world leader dictate to and give permission to people to make individual economic decisions? Why would a future world leader want to control that much of people’s personal lives and their decisions? Why would he care if you spend $50 on a 4K video disk player or $5 million on some exotic sports car? What would be in it for him, what would he get out of it? Could be it forced allegiance and worship of his power over people? End of note.

Reasons why 5G is a such a big deal. The race begins this October 2018, once the standardization is rolled out.

Arabian Business. July 19, 2018

  1. Network Evolution. The most obvious benefit of 5G is that it’s 100 times faster than 4G. That means, given the current size and quality of content online, white screens when loading websites or waiting for YouTube to buffer videos will be a thing of the past. You can also say goodbye to calls dropping over voice connections or SMS unable to send. Everything will take place over mobile internet.
  2. Smarter phones: The current generation of smartphones can’t support 5G. But with the endless possibilities 5G will unveil in terms of content, smartphone manufacturers are racing against the clock to be able to support 5G. The first 5G smartphones could start trickling in by 2019. By 2020, expect a new smarter-phone manufacturer war to be in full swing.
  3. Internet Unleashed: The Internet of Things (IoT) hasn’t made itself apparent yet but 5G will bring it to the fore. Siemen’s new IoT operating system will be able to take advantage of the massive boost in bandwith and capacity to send data and signals to a host of machinery and equipment. It allows for ‘human-less’ communications between machines, crime-prevention cameras and other technologies.

See my previous blog on why 5G is a big deal for Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

Why Apple Waiting Until 2020 for a 5G iPhone Makes Sense

By DON REISINGER . December 3, 2018. Fortune.

Apple has decided to wait until at least 2020 to offer an iPhone with 5G connectivity, according to a new report. And if that’s true, you’ll be happy it did.

Earlier on Monday, Bloomberg cited industry sources who said Apple has decided against launching a 5G iPhone in 2019 and will instead introduce it in 2020, at the earliest. Bloomberg’s sources said that Apple will follow a tack it took with 3G and 4G wireless technology and wait at least a year for early adopters to access the technology before offering 5G itself. Bloomberg also cited “5G boosters” who believe the jump to 5G will be great and Apple’s decision to wait “riskier.”

The truth, however, is that Apple’s decision to wait makes sense on several fronts.

For one, we’ve been hearing reports that Apple (AAPL, -3.49%) had wanted to offer 5G in 2019, but due to compatibility problems between its iPhone and 5G chips built by Intel, it can’t do it. Those reports said the Intel chips were causing the iPhones to become unstable and hog battery life. That alone is enough reason to wait. Apple simply can’t afford to launch a 5G iPhone with hobbled performance. Even if connectivity is slower, a 4G iPhone that works well would trump a broken 5G iPhone any day.

But it goes beyond that.

What those “5G boosters” apparently ignore is that 5G’s rollout is expected to be somewhat slow. Major carriers, like Verizon (VZ, +0.34%) and AT&T (T, +0.24%), are already testing 5G with promises of big things to come, but nearly every industry watcher says 5G won’t become ubiquitous or enjoy rapid, heavy deployment until 2020. More 5G markets will crop up in 2019, for sure, but there will still be plenty of people waiting until 2020 or beyond to get the technology in their area. For those people—millions strong—a 5G iPhone would be useless.

Finally, we should acknowledge that not being first isn’t necessarily a bad thing in tech. In fact, Apple has used that strategy with great success over the years. The truth is, new technology like 5G could have some problems that need to be worked out in the beginning. And as much as carriers have tested and tested the technology, there’s no telling what might go wrong in the early days.

Apple has long believed that stable performance is more important than cutting-edge performance. And in 5G, there’s reason to believe that philosophy makes sense.

There’s no debating that 5G is the future and it promises incredible gains in speed, connectivity, and more. But waiting a year to jump on that bandwagon won’t hurt Apple—or its customers.

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