It’s that time of year again — new iPhones are on the way.

Apple Inc. on Tuesday unveiled its iPhone 12 series, the company's first phones capable of connecting to ultrafast 5G networks.

As the iPhone enjoys a sizeable chunk of the market in Japan, optimists might imagine that Apple’s entrance into the world of 5G will boost the rollout of the networks in the country, which is lagging behind other tech-advanced nations such as the United States, China and South Korea.