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New Delhi, Dec 14 (UiTV/IANS) – As India enters the 5G era, Apple on Tuesday announced that 5G cellular support has been enabled for new iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone SE and iPhone 12 lineups in India.
In order to use a 5G connection with Reliance Jio and Airtel on an iPhone 12 model or later, customers will need to update to the iOS 16.2 update that also comes with other myriad of features.
Apple last month enabled 5G in the iOS 16 Beta software programme week for select iPhone users in the country.
Apple Airtel and Jio customers who participated in iOS 16 Beta software programme were able to try out 5G.
Apple worked closely with its “carrier partners in India to bring the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance is completed”.
As India rolls out 5G in a phased manner starting with key metro cities, smartphone players are working towards making 5G available on their devices.
Apple performs extensive testing with carrier partners to ensure a great experience for iPhone users.
iPhone offers users super-fast downloads and uploads, better streaming, and real-time connectivity with 5G to help them stay in touch, share, and enjoy the content.
The support for 5G on iPhone has now extended to over 250 carrier partners in over 70 markets around the world, with expanded support for standalone networks.
Prioritising software upgrades would enable the early adoption of 5G in India.
Apple releases iOS 16.2
Apple has started to roll out iOS 16.2, the second major update to the iOS 16 operating system (OS), which includes several new and improved features for the users such as improved always-on display.
Owners of the iPhone 14 Pro will take advantage of improved always-on display settings that allow users to disable the mode’s wallpaper and notifications if they are too distracting, reports The Verge.
Other new features include end-to-end iCloud encryption, Apple Music Sing karaoke mode and much more.
End-to-end iCloud encryption in iOS 16.2 is called ‘Advanced Data Protection’ and is used to safeguard data like notes, iCloud backups and photos.
The protection now extends to 23 “data categories,” up from 14 previously and includes device backups, messages backups, iCloud Drive, notes, photos, reminders, Safari bookmarks, Siri shortcuts, voice memos and wallet passes.
For karaoke fans, Apple Music gets its own karaoke mode with iOS 16.2. It includes real-time lyrics and the ability to adjust the volume of vocals so singers can better hear their own voice.
Talking about the iPad side, iPadOS 16.2 adds external display support for Stage Manager, which organises apps and windows so that users’ desktop is clutter-free and they can stay focused.
Additionally, iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 both include a revamped HomeKit architecture that Apple had originally planned to introduce with iOS 16, the report said.