Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 may have faster 6E WiFi
With the iPhone 14 series having debuted in September of the previous year, speculation about what new features and improvements Apple will implement into the next generation of iPhones is even more intriguing. In September of last year, Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 series. Gizmochina published a report citing a research note written by analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley. The letter suggests that Apple may be planning to add Wi-Fi 6E support to the iPhone 15 series.
While the highly anticipated iPhone 15 has yet to be released, rumors suggest that Apple is stepping up its game by including a faster Wi-Fi 6E chip in this version of the iPhone, which is already generating a lot of buzzes. To clarify, Wi-Fi 6E is the latest iteration of Wi-Fi technology, and its name means “Wi-Fi for Extremes.” It’s supposed to be quicker and have less lag time than its predecessors.
Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley said iPhone 15 will have Wi-Fi 6E.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley agree that the newest version of the Wi-Fi 6E standard will be included in the iPhone 15’s release. Barclays’ analysts made the forecast. It is currently unclear if this feature will be exclusive to the Pro models or if it will be made available on the base models as well. To be considered “standard,” it must be made available on the most popular consumer electronics platforms.
The 6E WiFi standard is an upgrade from the current WiFi 6 protocol (802.11ax). In 6E WiFi, the “E” stands for “extended,” which is what the protocol was designed to do. The most noticeable distinction between WiFi 6 and 6E WiFi is that the latter makes use of the 6GHz frequency range.
The ability of 6E WiFi to offer increased data transfer rates is one of the most significant gains that can be made by adopting this technology. Since the bandwidth of the 6GHz frequency band is so much greater than that of the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands currently used by WiFi, it is theoretically possible to transport a greater amount of data over this band. That’s why it’s possible to increase both download and upload speeds, as well as latency, as a direct result. Users of 6E WiFi can anticipate speeds of up to 9.6 Gbps, which is about three times faster than the fastest speeds attainable with WiFi 6.
The use of this technology has many advantages, including the ability of 6E WiFi to lessen traffic. There is a much higher potential for interference from other electronic devices in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands compared to the 6 GHz bands. This means that the established connection is more stable, with fewer dropped connections and less buffering required generally.
Furthermore, 6E WiFi has increased capacity, which means it can handle more connected devices at once than its predecessors. This is helpful in any environment where multiple users and devices are sharing a network, but especially so in households and workplaces with high demands for both smart devices and bandwidth.
iPhone 15 will have a more curved screen and a higher screen-to-body ratio.
According to previous leaks and rumors, the iPhone 15 will have a screen that is both significantly more curved and has a higher screen-to-body ratio. It has been speculated that the device features a dynamic island, a USB Type-C connector, capacitive volume and power buttons, an A17 central processing unit, and a titanium frame.
Wi-Fi 6E’s capacity to reduce congestion is yet another perk of adopting this technology. There is a higher chance of interference from other electronic devices in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands than in the 6 GHz band. The improved reliability of the connection is reflected in decreased buffering needs and fewer dropped connections.
A17 chip, titanium body, “dynamic island,” USB-C port
In addition to improved speed, 6E WiFi also boasts increased capacity, which means it can handle more devices at once. This is especially useful in homes and workplaces with multiple users connecting multiple devices to the same network at the same time, as well as those with a high demand for bandwidth.
Recent leaks and rumors suggest that the iPhone 15 could have a screen that is even more curved and has a higher screen-to-body ratio than the iPhone X. Besides the A17 chip and the titanium body, rumors have also circulated about a “dynamic island,” a USB-C port, capacitive controls for the volume and the power button, and wireless charging.