Beware, iPhone 12 owners: their 5G speeds may be slower than 4G

One of the widely publicized benefits of having an iPhone 12 at Verizon is the wireless operator’s 5G service. Apple even brought in CEO Hans Vestberg for the October 12 iPhone launch to talk about 5G. But the current performance of 5G on the Verizon network may disappoint people who have purchased the iPhone 12 – or any type of 5G device – for use on the Verizon national network.

According to the PC Magazine test, Verizon customers may want to turn off the 5G signal and opt for 4G LTE, as the more established standard may be faster than 5G in certain areas.