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. That includes the
Which 5G Apple iPhone should I choose?
Apple’s 5G iPhone range has become quite large with the launch of the iPhone 13 series, 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 12 or iPhone 12 mini, 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 12 mini, which starts at £579 SIM-free (which also means good deals on contracts), and has a tiny 5.4-inch 1080 x 2340 OLED screen, a dual-lens camera (with 12MP main and ultra-wide snappers), a powerful A14 Bionic chipset, water resistance, Face ID, and just about everything else people love and expect about iPhones. So this is no entry-level model.
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 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are the latest 5G Apple iPhones, and they will quite possibly remain that way until the iPhone 14 range lands in or around September 2022.
We might see the iPhone SE 3 before that, but it’s unclear whether that phone will support 5G, and it definitely won’t be as premium as the iPhone 13 range.
Apple in summary
Apple then 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.