Apple''s iPhone models will be upgraded in India in December so they are compatible with the 5G networks, according to the company, as Indian authorities pressured mobile phone providers to adopt the high-speed network.
According to industry figures, the company is preparing software upgrades to previous models, including the iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE.
Apple said in a statement that "we are collaborating with our carrier partners in India to provide the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance have been completed.
"5G will be enabled via a software upgrade and will begin rolling out to iPhone users in December."
In the wake of the launch of the 5G program, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by intense fanfare, with Reliance Jio, a leading telecom operator, claiming it would provide the service in four cities and rival Bharti Airtel in eight instances.
According to a government document, top bureaucrats from India''s telecoms and IT departments will conduct a meeting on Wednesday for early 5G adoption. They will solicit executives from Apple, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi, as well as domestic telecom operators Reliance, Airtel, and Vodafone Idea to be present.
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On Tuesday, apologists from the Department of Energy and the Ministry of Transportation and the IT were scheduled to chair the meeting to discuss addressing key 5G issues. The authorities will debate the introduction of handset manufacturers and telecom operators to release software updates for all 5G handsets, and prioritize the software upgrade for the adoption of 5G in India.
While Jio has begun beta testing, Bharti Airtel is the only operator to have commercially launched 5G services.
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