Apple will add support for 5G on compatible iPhones for Indian carriers through a software update as soon as December. In Delhi, Airtel 5G network is working only at a few locations near Connaught Place, Dwarka, Barakhamba Road, Pragati Maidan and not to forget around Airtel’s own office campus in Delhi/NCR as of October 12, 2022. Having said that, Airtel is said to be rapidly increasing its 5G presence in Delhi.
5G is supported by a few Samsung handsets along with some handsets by Chinese players like Realme, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi and others. Samsung has promised to add 5G support in all its 5G-enabled phones by November 2022.
5G services was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched on October 1 during the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC), 2022. At the launch, leading telecom operator Reliance Jio said that it would make the service available in four cities and rival Bharti Airtel in eight. Both companies said the service would be expanded next year. Apple’s iPhone models, including the latest iPhone 14, and many of Samsung’s premier phones do not have software compatible for supporting 5G in India. Lack of 5G software upgrades has already irked users in the country.