Apple’s CEO Tim Crook said the technology is still in its infancy stages and there’s no reason to rush. The remark by Cook comes after accountable expectations from Apple to roll out a 5G phone this year.
Is Apple lagging behind in the race for 5G?
While rivals such as Motorola, Huawei, and Samsung are already selling phones that support 5G technology, Tim Cook still feels that the technology has not come of age enough for Apple to invest massively.
Notably, some 5G stocks are already profiting from the new technology in the U.S. Wireless companies like T-Mobile, AT&T, as well as Verizon have been expanding their 5G network at an impressive pace.
Also, smartphone makers are already partnering with these companies to ensure a commanding presence in the 5G market.
But Apple and Tim Cook are not seeing any need to rush right now.
According to him, there is no cause for alarm even if Apple has not launched its own 5G iPhone yet.
Cook still insists that Apple is on the right track to delay its 5G launch because even the technology is still in its infancy stage.
Apple’s delay could give Samsung the edge
As the race for 5G-supported phones hits on, many tech companies are already unleashing their plans, but Apple is still lagging behind.
Apple would wait until the middle of the year before releasing its first-ever 5G-enabled phone, a feat its rival Samsung has already surpassed.
While Apple is still working at a slow pace in terms of 5G technology, Samsung has begun the race earlier as it did not waste time to partner with Verizon to launch the 5G compatible Galaxy S10 phone.
Samsung’s 5G phone will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform with the X50 5G antenna and modem modules.
Apple on a familiar territory
While it seems other companies are ahead of Apple on the 5G-enabled device launch, Apple is not trading on unfamiliar territory.
The Steve Jobs-founded company has a history of starting off on a new technology behind others, and it has favored it in the past.
As a quick reminder, Apple also delayed launching its 4G enabled devices when the technology was rolled out almost a decade ago.
Other companies launched their devices much earlier, but when Apple launched its 4G phones, they were more impressive and the company was able to gain a good chunk of the market.
Even when 3G technology got launched, Apple did not release its 3G supported devices until a year later.
The current delay for the launch of the 5G-enabled Apple device seems to be familiar territory for the technology giant.
However, whether it’s a good call on the part of the company will not be known until a few years into the 5G network craze.
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