By B.N. Frank
Apple is being sued because some of their current phone models exceed federal RF safety limits (see 1, 2, 3). Regardless, the company seems to be confident that people will still want to buy their new 5G phones even though the telecom industry has provided NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe and many doctors and scientists say it isn’t (see 1, 2, 3, 4).
Another bummer – 5G has also been reported as making phones, modems, and base stations overheat. When the phones overheat, they switch back to 4G. Phone users have been told to apply ice packs and crank a/c in order to operate 5G again. Popular tech enthusiasts are not impressed. Regardless, none of this has obviously deterred Apple.
From Fierce Wireless:
Although Apple’s entry into the 5G handset market will come after that of its rivals, the iPhone maker expects to make a splash next year, according to a new report by Nikkei.
Sources told the outlet that Apple has set aggressive sales targets for its premium smartphone models in 2020, with plans to ship 80 million 5G iPhones.
According to a separate Bloomberg report, the iPhone maker aims to ship 200 million handsets next year, and introduce four new models that could include both 4G and 5G devices, though plans have not been finalized.
The global smartphone market has been contracting as consumers continue to hold on to their devices longer before upgrading, and uncertainty around U.S.-China trade tensions loom, but the trend could start to shift.
IDC in September forecast global smartphone shipments would return to growth in 2020, boosted by a subtle ramp in 5G smartphones as average selling prices decrease and a wide range of sub-6 GHz 5G smartphones enter the market. Apple competitors Samsung and Huawei have each already introduced 5G-capable smartphones, as have other device manufacturers.
[…]Commercial 5G networks are still in their infancy in most countries, including the U.S. where service remains restricted to select parts of major cities and more widespread 5G coverage isn’t expected until 2020. Still, multiple 5G handsets are available in the U.S., like models from Samsung, LG, Motorola, and One Plus, though it appears adoption so far has been limited.
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- Americans for Responsible Technology
- 5G Information
- The 5G Summit
- Environmental Health Trust
- My Street, My Choice
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
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