Apple has confirmed that iOS 16.2 public beta, which is set to arrive in December, will enable 5G connectivity for iPhones in India.
5G connectivity for iPhone to arrive in India by December
Just last month, it was reported that the Cupertino tech giant was in talks with carriers in India about expanding 5G support to the region by December 2022. Now, Apple has told Indian Express that the rollout of 5G connectivity will take place as scheduled by December.
The next beta for iOS 16.2 will come equipped with support for 5G connectivity that users on Airtel and Jio networks will be able to take advantage of. The publication does not mention if the third major cellular carrier in India, Vi, will support the connectivity standard.
Some users who participate in the Beta Software Program will be able to use 5G on their iPhones as soon as next week. The test will also help Apple ensure that everything is working smoothly. In addition, it will give the tech giant enough time to resolve any issues that may arise.
Apple users on Airtel and Jio who participate in the Beta Software Program will be able to try out 5G after the update next week. The Apple Beta Software Program lets users try out pre-release software and experience the latest features before the software becomes publicly available.
During this period, users can also provide feedback to Apple on quality and usability. Users need to enroll separately for the Beta programme, which is not recommended for regular users as the software updates are at times buggy and not the final product.
The first betas for iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 were released to developers last week. A few later, it was reported that Apple will release iOS 16.2 to the general public in mid-December.
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