5G or not 5G....

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    DD2AA03A-91FB-4FAA-B7AB-E30172F582F7.jpeg That is the question. I keep seeing internet banter about Apple devices getting 5G,in the futureand also not doing so. So imagine my befuddlement at seeing this in settings on my iPhone X . It’s also on my iPad, of course....is my internet lying to me or what? L
     
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    None of Apple‘s current devices can use 5G, because they all lack the hardware to handle it. Are you sure this really is a 5G network? From your screenshot, this looks like your Wi-Fi is showing that information. Maybe someone named that network 5-5G, just for fun.
     
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    Well, as Johanna stated 'not yet' - below a brief description (Source) about Apple's 5G implementation in its iPhones; also, 5G access is quite limited at the moment, i.e. mainly in selected large cities in my understanding, BUT likely will expand quickly as cell providers vie for customers and the advantages of 5G become better known; for me, dumping my cable modem for 'wireless' internet is of great interest! Dave :)

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    And if you're on a limited data plan you could burn through your monthly limit in seconds.
     
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    Not part of the network name. That ends with the first 5. As I had to set up all my devices (7 total, some last fall) to access the internet about 3 years ago, and this wasn’t always displayed that way. I honestly assumed that 5G wasn’t actually a reality here, but it’s just strangely intriguing enough to make me wonder what’s going on here. I also know that some companies straight up lie by using the name 5GE, or whatever to make it look legit. Curious, isn’t it ?
     
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    Only displayed on my Apple devices, my crusty old KindleFire does not display the suffix, nor does my desktop. Meh. Just a goofy mystery. Thanks!
     
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    5G is available from at least one network in the U.K, so maybe you see it in the network title, even though you can’t use it.
     
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    Maybe it‘s the 5 Ghz channel of your router.

    Usually Wi-Fi in Settings just shows the name of the connection, not which kind of network is used. That information is displayed in the status bar.
     
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