One of the last few smartphone makers to provide a launch date for a 5G software update is Apple. As early as next week, Apple will reportedly start testing iOS 16.2 beta’s 5G network support on Indian iPhone models. After publicly urging smartphone makers to deploy 5G software updates that would enable compatibility of 5G network services throughout the nation, the government made the decision. Apple had previously decided that by December it would upgrade the software on its 5G-capable phones in India. The most recent models, including iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, or iPhone SE (2022), which do not actually support 5G networks in India, would be covered by the software upgrade. The reportedly verified iOS 16.2 beta is a forerunner to the expected full-fledged rollout of 5G functionality in December. Although based in Cupertino, California company is yet to confirm an exact date for the final launch of 5G services in the country.
According to a report by Indian Express, apple users on the Airtel and Jio networks would be qualified to take part in Beta Software Program starting the following week. It will give them the chance to test the pre-release version of the iOS 16.2 operating system and use the newest 5G feature services.
According to reports, Apple executives may meet with members from the Ministry for Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) or the Department of Telecommunication to discuss their plans for the beta release of the iOS 16 firmware, which supports 5G carriers.
The next iOS 16.2 public beta, which is anticipated will go out to all iPhone users next month, will support all Airtel 5G Plus and Jio True 5G.
Users can sign up for the next iOS 16 betas by visiting Apple’s Beta Software Program website if they wish to test out 5G services on their iPhone in India before the official launch. Users must be aware that beta upgrades are typically less reliable than stable releases and that their iPhones may experience performance problems or issues.