Apple today announced the brand-new iPhone 12 lineup, featuring 5G connectivity.
The inclusion of next-gen wireless is, of course, the flagship feature here. Apple is far from the first company to offer 5G on a handset, but that’s a given seeing the bottleneck in adoption given the extremely odd year we’ve been experiencing.
Ahead of the devices’ launch, Apple has updated its website outlining the supported 5G and LTE networks in Canada, as well as other countries.
“5G on iPhone 12 and 12 Pro lets you download movies, stream higher-quality video and FaceTime in HD at superfast speeds,” reads the website. “And all iPhone models connect to fast LTE networks around the world.”
Here are the 5G and LTE bands that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max support in Canada (same bands as Japan):
And here are the 5G and LTE bands that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini support in Canada:
iPhones sold in Canada will not support mmwave 5G bands btw
— Ryan Vavaroutsos (@acerace113) October 13, 2020
You’ll notice the iPhones sold in Canada do not support mmWave 5G bands, unlike American iPhone 12 models that support n260 (39 GHz) and n261 (28 GHz) frequencies. Canada has yet to kick off its 5G wireless spectrum auction until 2021, so what we’ll be getting is essentially faster LTE.
Click here to read an explainer on why iPhone 12 on 5G networks in Canada won’t exactly be a “game changer” just yet, according to one analyst.
The new iPhone starts at $1,129 CAD — $150 more than the also-announced iPhone 12 mini. The model will also be joined by the higher-end Pro and Pro Max, priced up to $1,549 CAD. The 12 and 12 Pro are available preorder on Oct 16 and start shipping on October 23. The iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 pre-orders start November 6 and ship on November 13.