Edited by: Bharat Upadhyay
Last updated: January 29, 2023, 10:57 AM IST
Apple iPhone 15 Pro launch: US-based technology giant Apple may create a major gap between the iPhone and iPhone Pro in terms of features and specs this year. According to a new report, only Apple iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max variants will feature WiFi 6E connectivity.
Apple leak Unknownz21 (@URedditor) shared a document with diagrams of the iPhone 15’s antenna architecture. The document labeled the iPhone 15 Pro model as “D8x” and indicated that the faster Wi-Fi 6E will be limited are up to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models. The document also shows that iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will continue to use the older WiFi 6 standard, MacRumors reported.
Recently, a research note shared by Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley claimed that the iPhone 15 will have Wi-Fi 6E. The analysts have not specified whether the feature will be available on all models or will be limited to the Pro models. The brand has added Wi-Fi 6E support to a few devices so far, including the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models. All iPhone 14 models remain limited to standard Wi-Fi 6.
The Wi-Fi 6E standard allows devices to connect to routers and modems that support it, but it is a more recent technology and not widely used yet. Compared to Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E offers more bandwidth, resulting in faster connection speeds, lower latency and greater capacity, the report said.
Wi-Fi 6 operates on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, while Wi-Fi 6E also operates on the 6 GHz band, enabling faster wireless speeds, lower latency, and less signal interference. To take advantage of these benefits, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi 6E router, which is available from brands such as TP-Link, Asus and Netgear, MacRumors reported.
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