This year, Apple will expand the number of millimeter wave iPhone models it ships

Apple is projected to dramatically increase shipments of iPhone models that support millimeter wave functions in 2021, according to DigiTimes, thanks to increased demand and strengthened global support for emerging technology.

Apple currently only offers millimeter wave coverage on iPhone 12 devices in the United States, but will expand this to more countries and territories in the future as the device becomes more broadly adopted.

According to DigiTimes, Apple will increase millimeter wave iPhone shipments this year due to increased funding. The iPhone 12 is the first iPhone to support 5G technology. The 5G connection consists of two types of networks: millimeter wave, which is expected to be the next commonly accepted ultra-high-speed protocol, and national 6GHz, which is currently in use.

The coverage of millimeter waves is highly small due to the rise in frequency. In comparison to 6GHz, more sophisticated and costly infrastructure is expected. Millimeter wave technology is only in the early stages of use around the world. Even in places where millimeter wave technology is used, the exact 5G speed depends on the distance from the millimeter wave tower and the devices you’re using.