Apple is a brand that should need no introduction, as it’s among the most popular smartphone companies in the world, and the top one when it comes to revenue and value.
While Apple makes a number of products, these days it’s most famous for its iPhone range of smartphones, which first arrived back in 2007 and have been enormously influential ever since.
Apple has gone from strength to strength since then, never failing to impress (or achieve big sales numbers) with its new handsets, and regularly bringing in innovative new features, from the App Store in the early days through to Siri, and more recently the likes of Face ID and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanners.
Which Apple iPhones support 5G?
The entire iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 range support 5G, as does the iPhone SE 2022.That means you can get 5G with the following iPhones:
Which 5G Apple iPhone should I choose?
Apple’s 5G iPhone range has become quite large with the launch of the iPhone 13 series and the iPhone SE 2022, so there are a lot of options to choose from, but if you want the most high-end model that’s clearly the iPhone 13 Pro Max, while for something slightly more affordable consider the iPhone SE 2022, with the others slotting in between depending on the specs, sizes and prices that you want.
Top 5G Apple iPhone
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the top 5G iPhone, as along with the iPhone 13 Pro it has the best specs of the bunch, but it also has a bigger screen than the standard Pro at 6.7 inches. That screen also has a 120Hz refresh rate for the first time on an iPhone.
It has a supercharged A15 Bionic chipset, which looks to be the fastest available on a smartphone, plus an impressive battery life of 28 hours when watching videos, and a triple-lens camera, consisting of a 12MP main snapper, a 12MP ultra-wide, and a 12MP telephoto, with 3x optical zoom. You can also get up to 1TB of storage built in, which is an enormous amount.
Most affordable 5G Apple iPhone
The most affordable 5G iPhone is the iPhone SE 2022, which starts at £419 SIM-free (which also means good deals on contracts), and has a compact 4.7-inch 750 x 1334 screen, a 12MP camera, and the same powerful A15 Bionic chipset as the iPhone 13.
It also has a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and access to all the apps and software features you’d expect from an iPhone. The main thing that makes this less premium than some – other than the small screen size – is its slightly older design.
Top value 5G Apple iPhone
The iPhone 12 is arguably the best value 5G iPhone. It’s almost as good as the iPhone 13, yet at the time of writing it starts at £100 less SIM-free, as you can buy it from £679 – or get it for a great price on a contract.
It has a 6.1-inch 1170 x 2532 OLED screen, a speedy A14 Bionic chipset, a powerful dual-lens camera, water resistance, Face ID, and a very similar design to the latest models.
Latest 5G Apple iPhones
The iPhone SE 2022 is the latest 5G iPhone, having landed in March 2022. It will almost certainly remain the newest model until the iPhone 14 range lands in or around September 2022.
The iPhone 13 range though are the newest numbered models, so they sit above the iPhone SE 2022 in Apple’s range.
Apple in summary
Apple has arguably created the definitive and certainly the most iconic smartphone brand. No other phone can approach the popularity and excitement of what a new iPhone generates, and there’s good reason for that – Apple’s smartphone chipsets are consistently the best around, its cameras can take incredible shots with minimal messing, and its App Store houses a superb selection of apps and games.
Some aspects of iPhone hardware aren’t quite a match for Android rivals, and the prices are usually high, but for your money you get a slick, polished hardware and software experience.