1. SRickel's Avatar
    I held off buying the iPhone X because my next phone needs to last at least 3 years. Will the 2018 iPhone X plus be 5G proof? Obviously you don’t have a crystal ball but I’m curious if anyone has an insite.
    Last edited by SRickel; 07-13-2018 at 10:16 PM.
    07-13-2018 09:29 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    I held off buying the iPhone X because my next phone needs to last at least 3 years. Will the 2018 iPhone X plus be 5G proof? Obviously you don’t have a crystal ball but I’m curious if anyone has an inside.
    I wouldn’t bet my money on it.
    5G is far from standardized and reality. Apple will follow how 5G develops over the years and act accordingly.
    07-13-2018 10:13 PM
  3. SRickel's Avatar
    Thanks, that is what I figured but haven’t heard anywhere.
    07-13-2018 10:17 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I held off buying the iPhone X because my next phone needs to last at least 3 years.
    Why wouldn't the current iPhone X last 3 years?
    Will the 2018 iPhone X plus be 5G proof? Obviously you don’t have a crystal ball but I’m curious if anyone has an insite.
    Not that I'm aware of.
    07-13-2018 10:20 PM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I held off buying the iPhone X because my next phone needs to last at least 3 years. Will the 2018 iPhone X plus be 5G proof? Obviously you don’t have a crystal ball but I’m curious if anyone has an inside.
    I here you. My 7 Plus has lasted almost 2 years and I could probably get another year out of it, but I'm upgrading this year as well and I want my next iPhone to last three or more years also. Personally my days of yearly upgrades have come to an end. I not to sure about it having 5G, but I hope it has the ability to be relevant for at least three years.
    Last edited by Spencerdl; 07-13-2018 at 10:35 PM.
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    07-13-2018 10:22 PM
  6. techblogger911's Avatar
    I don't really think that the next iPhone will be 5G proof to be honest, since it's still in the works it's pretty hard to say but I am pretty sure once 5G is standardized then they'll have a new device by that time.
    07-20-2018 04:44 AM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I held off buying the iPhone X because my next phone needs to last at least 3 years. Will the 2018 iPhone X plus be 5G proof? Obviously you don’t have a crystal ball but I’m curious if anyone has an insite.
    Good morning, @SRickel. Welcome to iMore.

    Like all the rest have said, I wouldn't count on it. I'm also not counting on any of the new devices being on Tmobile's 600mhz band either. I'm still rocking the 7 Plus (since launch) and was planning on holding onto it another year...........but of the X Plus becomes reality, I'm upgrading. :-)

    When you get a minute, please head on over to the new members area and introduce yourself to the rest of the iMore community:
    https://forums.imore.com/new-forums-...yourself-here/

    Thanks.

    _______
    ~Lee Bo
    07-20-2018 09:12 AM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    It will last at least 3 years. Even if 5g first launches next year, it is going to take time to be widespread just like 3g-4g was. The phone will work fine for at least 2-3 years.
    07-24-2018 01:58 PM

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