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Rumor: Apple’s high end 2021 iPad Pros will sport 5G with mmWave support

Apple’s high end iPad Pro models coming in 2021 will be 5G-enabled with mmWave support, according to industry publication DigiTimes.

The article adds that the tech giant is continue developing its own mmWave AiP (antenna in package) modules for its next-generation tablets and iPhones. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) says that the rumor makes sense, although DigiTimes’ predictions tend to be spotty.

mmWave (millimeter wave spectrum) is the band of spectrum between 30 GHz and 300 GHz. Wedged between microwave and infrared waves, this spectrum can be used for high-speed wireless communications. Another part of the spectrum that’s being used in 5G is sub-6 GHz, which includes the portion of spectrum lower than 6 GHz. These bands are effective at providing coverage and have capacity for a wide range of uses. 

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.