We are all guilty of doing things we don’t like or want to be bothered by. This is especially true in the world of technology, where there are so many distractions and devices constantly vying for our attention, it can be nearly impossible to unplug from.
But I’m not talking about technology so much as the iPhone 5, which seems to be in the news more now than it ever has been. It may be true that the iPhone 5 is a power grab, but if you don’t mind, I am going to go ahead and call it what it is: a power grab from China.
The iPhone 5 is China’s attempt at a worldwide, state-run communications network, the country’s fifth major attempt since China went on the Internet in the early 2000s. These communications networks, called 5G, are a huge leap over current mobile phone technology, and in China they’re not just being used for Internet access but also for voice calls, video calls, and games.
These 5G networks are the result of a state-run campaign that began last year and is now widely accepted by most countries. The Chinese government is worried that the internet will provide an opportunity to spy on the Chinese people, says one Western academic. Now China has started an extensive 5G network, which will allow government agencies to monitor what people are doing on the internet.
China has signed the Open Mobile Alliance, a mobile industry group that includes Microsoft and the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. The group wants to make it cheaper and easier for Chinese companies to sell the technology into the country. It has also formed the China Mobile Alliance, a coalition of Chinese brands that want to offer a more competitive mobile phone platform to the world.
It’s not clear if these companies are actually going to be able to sell smartphones with 5G capability to consumers, but the fact that they are starting to talk about it at all is an indication that they’re serious about it. We’ll see how long this technology lasts in the U.S., too.
While we don’t have the technology to compete with 5G at the moment, the possibilities for what we can accomplish with it are endless. One day, 5G could be the next big thing in the world of mobile phones. One day it could be more than just a buzzword that’s used to sell your next phone. One day it could be the next big thing that makes the cell phone obsolete.
While we don’t have the power to compete with 5G, the possibilities for what we can accomplish with it are endless. One day it could be more than just a buzzword thats used to sell your next phone. One day it could be more than just a buzzword thats used to sell your next phone.
There are certainly many advantages to the advent of mobile phones, but perhaps the greatest of all is that they are now easier to use than ever before. For example, if you want to send a message to someone on a plane, you can simply hit the send button on your phone. The problem is that no matter what you do to your phone, the power on your phone is going to go out, you will have to wait until it comes back on before you can send a message.
This is exactly why China is trying to force their phones to send all incoming calls and texts on to an on-board cell tower. It’s a power grab, and it’s not going to work.