Apple plans to add Wi-Fi 6E support to some of its latest iPhones, according to a research note by Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley. Wi-Fi 6E is rumored to be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, as the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to stick with regular Wi-Fi 6.
Wi-Fi 6E will enable faster and more reliable wireless connectivity on iPhone 15 Pro models. We’ve shared more details about the standard below.
What is Wi-Fi 6E?
Wi-Fi 6 works on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, while Wi-Fi 6E also works on the 6 GHz band to increase bandwidth. Wi-Fi 6E offers faster wireless speeds, lower latency, and less signal interference, as long as a compatible device is connected to a Wi-Fi 6E router, which are available from brands like TP-Link, Asus, and Netgear.
Apple has a support document with some additional details about Wi-Fi 6E.
Apple devices with Wi-Fi 6E
Apple has already added Wi-Fi 6E to a handful of iPad Pro and Mac models since last year:
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2022)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2022)
- MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023)
- MacBook Pro 16-inch (2023)
- Mac mini (2023)
- Mac Studio (2023)
- Mac Pro (2023)
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max would be the first iPhones to support Wi-Fi 6E, as the iPhone 14 lineup is limited to regular Wi-Fi 6.
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