As reported by the Telegraph newspaper, Apple may face coverage issues with its new 5G iPhone in the U.K. The new 5G iPhone is expected to launch this Tuesday and it may not be able to connect to the 700MHz band of the 5G network in the country.
Analysts have warned the local customers that they may be searching for 5G coverage if they purchase the product. The lack of support for 700MHz in the new iPhone is likely to result in coverage problems.
The problem could be similar to what happened back in 2012 when 4G was launched and there was limited 4G connectivity available for the latest 4G iPhone.
According to analyst Mathhew Howart, 700MHz is a lower spectrum band that allows signals to travel much further distances, but it is not very well suited to improving capacity, and therefore leads to people struggling to upload and download data at the same time.
Apple has been requested for a comment on the matter, but the company hasn’t responded yet.