Apple has asked users of its older iPhone and iPad models to keep their devices updated in order to fix a crucial GPS issue. Photo: Bloomberg

California: Apple has asked users of its older iPhone and iPad models to keep their devices updated in order to fix a crucial GPS issue.

Starting November 3, 2019, some iPhone and iPad models introduced in 2012 and earlier will require an iOS update to maintain accurate GPS location, date, and time, Apple explained in its blog.

If the affected devices are not updated to the newest version before November 2, 2019, they might not be able to maintain accurate GPS position and functions which rely on the correct date and time such as iCloud syncing and fetching email might not work.

Media reports suggest that Apple might be working on a new 5G-enabled iPad with a foldable display and could launch it in 2020.

9to5Mac stated: “The product would apparently feature MacBook sized screens, which isn’t too much of a stretch given that the iPad Pro already tops out in a 12.9-inch size. However, it is easy to imagine how an iPad mini-sized product that could unfold to 13 or 15-inch screen would be compelling.”

In addition, the foldable iPad would also support 5G cellular radios for fast mobile Internet browsing, according to the analyst.

Currently, none of the present Apple devices support 5G connectivity.

The Cupertino-based tech major is expected to launch three new iPhones this year.

While Apple’s 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch iPhones would be 5G-capable, a mid-size 6.1-inch iPhone would not have 5G and would likely be cheaper.

Prior to Apple’s support of 5G in its hardware, all of the major cellular companies have begun launching 5G test networks in many cities worldwide.

With inputs from ANI.

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