Vodacom announced on Monday that finally its customers using Apple’s latest iPhone 12 can finally be connected to the mobile phone company’s 5G network.
The Vodafone-owned mobile phone firm said in a statement: “Vodacom is pleased to share that we’re now offering 5G cellular support for the powerful new iPhone 12 line-up.”
The company did not provide details on why its support for 5G on Apple’s new iPhones was delayed for two months.
The sales of the news iPhones by Vodacom stated on Friday, 18 December 2020.
The new Apple iPhone 12 family, including iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12.
Last May, Vodacom became the first operator to switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in three cities – Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.
Vodacom announced in 2018 that it had begun modernising its network to prepare for the deployment of standard-based 5G technology in South Africa, subject to the allocation of spectrum.
5G was designed to meet the growing data and connectivity requirements of modern society, as the amount of data traffic is expected to continue growing at exponential rates.
The newly designed iPhone 12 models feature expansive edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR displays for a brighter, more immersive viewing experience, and a new Ceramic Shield front cover, providing the biggest jump in durability ever on iPhone.
Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in five beautiful aluminum finishes, including blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT) RED.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini deliver an advanced 5G experience on a global scale, engineered with a seamless integration of world-class hardware and world-class software. The fifth-generation network on iPhone boasts improved speeds for faster downloads and uploads, higher quality video streaming, more responsive gaming, real-time interactivity in apps, FaceTime in high definition, and more.
Customers will also be able to enjoy a secure, fast connection, reducing the need to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots.