Ahead of Apple's iPhone 15 unveiling next week, Opensignal has published a new report looking at how much faster 5G connections have become Apple smartphones since the iPhone 12 debuted with support for the standard. Even if you're not looking to upgrade to an iPhone 15, Opensignal thinks upgrading from an iPhone 11 or 12 to an iPhone 14 could be worth it to get access to 5G.
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When the iPhone 14 line was released in the fall of 2022, we saw a significant jump in 5G performance, especially for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Now Opensignal has published a report that goes beyond comparing the current iPhone to its predecessor, and looks back at the iPhone 12 to see how 5G performance has improved. And also back to the iPhone 11 in terms of 4G performance and the iPhone 8 in terms of overall average cellular performance.
The iPhone 15 will likely deliver even better cellular performance, but here's how much 5G has changed since 2020 year and with iPhone 12:
In the US, iPhone 14 devices are on average 47% faster than the iPhone 12 line. This difference varies by location, but of the six countries surveyed, most saw a noticeable jump.
Opensignal highlights that new devices like the iPhone 14 also support the latest 5G standards like T-Mobile’ s Ultra-capacity 5G SA. This technology combines multiple 5G channels for super-fast speeds of up to 3+ Gbps.
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When it comes to 4G performance, the difference between the iPhone 12 and 14 is small, but for those who still have an iPhone 11, there are big leaps made with modern iPhones.
And here& #8217; This is a deeper dive into how cellular performance has improved over the years from iPhone 8 to 14:
Check out Opensignal's full 5G and 4G performance report here.
If you're not planning on upgrading to the iPhone 15, is the speed enough to entice you to buy the iPhone 14? Share your thoughts in the comments!