1. rebretz000's Avatar
    So iPhone XR doesn't support 5G technology? It is only listed as Advanced LTE on Apple's website while the XS and XS Max is listed as Gigabit.Is it true that the iPhone XR doesn't support 5G technology?-screenshot-www.apple.com-2018.09.13-07-47-48.png
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    09-13-2018 06:51 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    So iPhone XR doesn't support 5G technology? It is only listed as Advanced LTE on Apple's website while the XS and XS Max is listed as Gigabit.Click image for larger version. 

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    5G protocol isn’t official yet. That’s why Apple isn’t supporting it, for now.
    09-13-2018 07:15 AM
  3. metalchick719's Avatar
    I'm just glad it has band 71 - maybe I can get better service in the BJ's store near me and at the bowling alley where I bowl in a Saturday league!
    09-18-2018 05:45 PM
  4. rebretz000's Avatar
    The iPhone XR will definitely not have Gigabit speeds and I'm wondering if it will as strong as signal strength as the new XS or XS Max. A little tidbit from an article.

    "Apple has added 4×4 MIMO to their iPhone XS line of phones. This technology has been available on Android handsets for quite sometime, and it’s nice seeing Apple finally joining the club.

    The outgoing iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and even the upcoming iPhone XR only include 2×2 MIMO. This means you unfortunately won’t see these improvements, even in the upcoming iPhone XR, unless you have the iPhone XS or XS Max.

    Aside from 4×4 MIMO, the new iPhone XS and XS Max also gain support for QAM and LAA, which are other radio technologies that will help improve speed and range on the new phones."

    I decided to go XS instead of XR after reading this. Where I live I need the strongest signal possible.
    09-19-2018 07:12 AM
  5. rebretz000's Avatar
    Hopefully the antenna on the XR will be better the the XS. I've already sent back my XS for weak signal. At my house the XS averaged -10dbm worse than my Pixel 2 and I had no signal in my basement. I really want to switch over to iOS.
    09-26-2018 02:50 PM
  6. mogelijk's Avatar
    To be fair, no current phone has 5G. I believe Moto Z3 advertised that it has 5G, but that is a modular phone and they've said there will be a 5G module sometime next year. As others have stated, 5G is not yet finalized and, even then, it will tend to be carrier specific -- meaning that 5G phones will likely be initially different "models" for each carrier, that only get 5G on that carrier.
    scruffypig likes this.
    10-06-2018 10:36 AM

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