Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 could feature faster Wi-Fi 6E support for faster data transmission speeds. The company’s 2023 Mac mini and MacBook Pro feature the latest Wi-Fi standard.
Wi-Fi 6E adoption is still in a nascent stage in the smartphone world, with very few high-end devices supporting it.
iPhone 15 could support faster Wi-Fi speeds
In a research note seen by MacRumors, Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley claim the iPhone 15 lineup will support Wi-Fi 6E. It is unclear if Apple will upgrade the entire 2023 lineup to the faster Wi-Fi standard or limit it to the newer Pro models.
Apple is currently in the middle of transitioning its product lineup to Wi-Fi 6E. The M2 iPad Pro, 2023 Mac mini, and M2 Pro/Max MacBook Pro already support the new Wi-Fi standard. All other Apple devices are currently limited to Wi-Fi 6.
Apple last updated the Wi-Fi standard on the iPhone with the launch of the 2019 iPhone 11 lineup. Since then, all iPhones have packed Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, which works over the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The 2021 iPhone 13 lineup was rumored to feature Wi-Fi 6E, but that did not happen.
Upgrade your Wi-Fi router to enjoy Wi-Fi 6E
Wi-Fi 6E uses the 6GHz wireless band, providing higher bandwidth for faster speeds, lower latency, and better connectivity. And since it uses a different wireless band, there will also be less congestion. The FCC opened the 6GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi use in April 2020.
You must also have a Wi-Fi 6E-compatible router to take advantage of the standard. Given that Wi-Fi 6E is relatively new, compatible routers are expensive. However, as more consumer products adopt the standard, it will reduce the price of compatible Wi-Fi routers. In turn, this should help consumer adoption to pick up.