Apple set to roll out 5G software updates in India in December
iPhones will receive the software update to support 5G services in India in December, the company said in a statement to ET.
“We are working with our carrier partners in India to bring the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance is completed. 5G will be enabled via a software update and will start rolling out to iPhone users in December,” Apple said.
Apple is presently testing the 5G-enabled iPhones that includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 series along with the iPhone SE (3rd Generation) on the carriers that have gone live with 5G services in India, and will release the update in December once the company is satisfied the experience of using 5G networks has no issues for the end user.
Apple is testing 5G support on iPhones on both Airtel’s non-standalone network, and Reliance Jio’s standalone 5G network, which are the only two carriers that have gone live with their 5G networks. That leaves Vodafone Idea, and Apple will likely have to do another round of testing with the cash-strapped telco’s 5G network when it is switched on.
Vodafone Idea had earlier said it will enable 5G services on its network ‘soon’.
iPhone 12 and upwards, which tout a 5G modem, are being tested to ensure users get improved call quality, video streaming, download and upload speeds, and more importantly improved stability on 5G networks.