According to information obtained by the site FastCompany, the first iPhone supporting the 5G will be released in 2020. If the 5G is talking a lot about it with promises all more extravagant than each other (but a performance that remains unclear), no consumer mobile can still take advantage of this new mobile standard. And according to information obtained by FastCompany, Apple is not likely to be the first manufacturer at the time.
According to a “source aware of Apple’s plans”, the first iPhone 5G would not arrive before 2020, one year after the first Android terminals that are expected for the beginning of next year at Mobile World Congress. The reasons behind this delay are multiple. First of all, Apple does not press more than that, and we understand why. If the 5G terminals will arrive soon, the infrastructure is not yet quite present. In 2019, the 5G is likely to remain a luxury in France as in a good part of the world. The Cupertino company has never rushed to adopt the latest technology at the forefront, it is not very surprising that the new mobile broadband standard does not arrive right away.
The other reason is more technical … Qualcomm and Apple being somewhat scrambled, the brand at the apple will rest a priori only on Intel modems for its iPhone 2020 edition. But the famous manufacturer of semiconductors has announced that its own modems 5G will not arrive until the middle of next year. Also according to FastCompany, Intel’s 8160 modem (which serves as a test prototype for the future iPhone 8161) is currently suffering from an overheating problem. The reason: antennas “millimeter” require a lot of power and so a hair too heat up the devices, also having the unfortunate side effect of melting the battery. In these conditions, difficult for Apple to release a product immediately.
In case of a persistent problem, it may be that Apple goes to Mediatek, even if the company is better known for its entry / mid-range solutions than anything else. In short, as often, Cupertino will wait for the first manufacturers to wipe the plasters before embarking on the race for 5G, and that’s good.
Yondr, The Case That Robs Viewers Of Their Smartphones
At the time of immediate sharing of everything and anything on social networks, and while the smartphone is the new lighter used in concert, Yondr has devised a solution that can cut the viewers of this digital link. The decision made by Florence Foresti to use the Yondr solution during the next show she will be performing in Paradis Latin (from November 5 to December 18) has been widely talked about in recent days. No doubt because this is one of the first times that a major artist uses it in France, whereas in the United States Yondr has already been used many times, notably by Jack White, The Lumineers, Alicia Keys, Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle. We will not dwell on Epilogue, Florence Foresti’s show, but more on the device itself, which we had never presented before, even if Jack White had used it in July in L ‘ Olympia.
In fact, each spectator is given at his entrance to the room a pocket in which he is invited to slip his phone. A case that will automatically lock, thus preventing the use of the terminal. The goal is twofold: to prevent spectators from photographing or filming the show, but also to focus their attention on what is happening on stage.
If Yondr imagined such a solution, it is obviously because it is not possible for people to leave their precious smartphones in the deposit. With this case, they can keep them on them and know if one is trying to reach them through the vibrator. Also, from a logistical point of view, it seems easier to implement. It should be noted, however, that at certain points in the theaters, unlocking stations are available to provide access to the smartphone in case of emergency.
And when the show is over, just use one of these kiosks to get your phone and put the Yondr case in one of the bins available. The goal is that enough unlocking terminals are made available to prevent the room exits from going on forever. Note that Yondr is not a solution that interests only artists on stage. Indeed, it is regularly used by schools or courts in the United States.