Apple Has Filed Application to Start Testing Next-Gen Wireless Tech – 5G Capability on the Next iPhone?

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May 23, 2017
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Apple is looking to stay ahead of the competition by testing next-generation wireless technology, which we can only assume would be 5G connectivity. According to an application document filed with the FCC, it looks like future iPhone adopters will be able to experience next generation communication on their devices.

Apple Is Expected to Test Next-Gen Wireless Technology in Two Locations for Precise Results

Apple had applied for an experimental license to test the wireless technology in the millimeter wave spectrum. To make you more familiar with this term, millimeter wavebands are able to deliver bandwidth up to 10Gbps but are obviously limited in certain scenarios. According to the latest FCC filing spotted by Business Insider, given below are the details of Apple’s plan to test out next-gen wireless technology.

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“Apple Inc. seeks to assess cellular link performance in direct path and multipath environments between base station transmitters and receivers using this spectrum. These assessments will provide engineering data relevant to the operation of devices on wireless carriers’ future 5G networks.”

To possibly obtain accurate results, Apple is said to use two locations for testing purposes and the total duration of this testing period is not expected to exceed 12 months.

“Apple intends to transmit from two fixed points located at Apple-controlled facilities in Cupertino and Milpitas, CA. These transmissions will be consistent with the parameters and equipment identified in Apple’s accompanying Form 442, and will include the use of a horn antenna with a half-power beamwidth of 20 degrees in the E-plane and H-plane and a downtilt between 20 – 25 degrees. Apple anticipates that it will conduct its experiments for a period not to exceed 12 months.”

With the latest tests being carried out, we can almost smell newer platforms of connectivity experience expected to arrive on next-generation iPhones. Are you looking forward to that? Tell us in the comments right away.

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