Apple has announced that it start testing 5G support in India with the new iOS 16.2 beta next week. This comes after last week’s iOS 16.2 beta 1 update. iOS 16.1 update that rolled out last month brought several new features.
During the beta testing, Apple will gather feedback from Airtel and Jio users on quality and usability. Airtel’s non-standalone 5G Plus network went live in eight Indian cities last month. Reliance Jio’s 5G service based on standalone (SA) architecture went live in beta in 4 cities. Both the operators will expand the roll-out next month.
Last month, Apple confirmed that it is working with carrier partners in India, and will roll out a software update to enable 5G for its iPhone 12 models or later and iPhone SE3 in December so that they will work with Airtel and Reliance Jio’s 5G networks.
The stable iOS 16.2 update is expected around mid-December, so we can expect the iPhone users to get 5G support with the update.
Regarding the 5G update, last month Apple in a statement said:
We are working with our carrier partners in India to bring the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance is completed. 5G will be enabled via a software update and will start rolling out to iPhone users in December.