This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


KDDI President Makoto Takahashi says that Apple's iPhone 12, which will go on sale on October 23, is the first iPhone to be developed with a thorough tuning of its communications by mobile carriers.

According to Takahashi, only a limited number of carriers around the world have been able to thoroughly optimize the iPhone 12 for their network, including au.

An example of this optimization is Smart Data Mode. This feature automatically drops background communications to 4G, even in 5G areas. This allows for faster throughput and power savings.

At an event on October 13, Apple touted that the iPhone 12 was developed in close cooperation with mobile carriers on the communications aspect of the device to achieve advanced 5G support, and now the carriers are commenting on it as well.

In addition, au has also introduced the "au 5G Experience" feature, which automatically improves the quality of video streams when the iPhone 12 is connected to a 5G network, by adding a line detection function to the iPhone 12. This feature will gradually be available on TELASA, SPORTS BULL, and smash.

au 5G EXPERIENCE feature is also being considered for Android smartphones.


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