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Apple Prepares to Launch 5G iPhones Into Unready U.S. Market

  • Company to unveil widest array of phones, sizes in its history
  • Over-ear headphones, smaller HomePod, new Macs in the works
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Apple Embraces 5G Era in Launch of New iPhones
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Apple Inc. is set to embrace 5G as one of its most significant additions to this year’s iPhones, but the technology is still not ready for the masses in the U.S.

That’s because the country’s three largest wireless carriers, Verizon Communications Inc., AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile US Inc., have yet to roll out 5G in a way that provides consistently higher data speeds or widespread coverage. If these companies do not dramatically upgrade their networks soon, many consumers buying the latest iPhones could find this year’s premier feature underwhelming.