Apple 5G compatible iPhone released in Japan Terminals of major companies will be available October 23, 11:59

A new model that is the first Apple iPhone to support 5G, a high-speed, large-capacity communication standard, was released in Japan today (23rd).

With this, 5G compatible terminals from major smartphone makers are now available.

Apple's directly managed stores in Shibuya, Tokyo, opened two hours earlier than usual, and customers who made reservations bought new models "iPhone 12" one after another.

The new model is the first iPhone to support high-speed, large-capacity communication standard 5G, and large-capacity data such as movies can be downloaded in a short time.

A woman in her thirties said, "I was waiting for an iPhone that supports 5G. I'm looking forward to using it."

Other manufacturers such as Sharp, Samsung Electronics, and Sony Mobile have already released 5G-compatible smartphones, which means that 5G-compatible terminals from major manufacturers are now available.

However, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the number of 5G-compatible mobile phone contracts is only about 0.1% of the total as of the end of June.

According to a private survey, the iPhone accounted for the highest share of 45% of smartphones shipped in Japan last year, and it will be interesting to see if 5G will spread in Japan with the launch of this new model. ..