- iPhone 15 models are tipped to offer Wi-Fi 6E support.
- The news has been predicted by several analysts.
- The iPhone will be unveiled in the second half of 2023.
Tech giant Apple is prepping to unveil the iPhone 15 series this year, and renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the upcoming lineup will adopt the Wi-Fi 6E standard. It is in line with what Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley predicted recently. However, they did not specify which models will come equipped with the feature.
Apple already uses Wi-Fi 6E for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, the new Mac mini, and the 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models that were released in 2022.
iPhone 15 series Wi-Fi 6E support: what does it mean?
Using compatible routers and cable modems, Wi-Fi 6E devices can connect to the 6GHz band, providing faster speed, lower latency, and less interference than you might experience on the standard 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies.
It is the first Wi-Fi standard that can connect to networks at 6GHz. The older Wi-Fi 6 standard could only connect to networks at 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Wi-Fi 6E is becoming more popular, but users need a Wi-Fi 6E router to get the most out of it. A report by MacRumors claims that several manufacturers, including Linksys, ASUS, and Netgear, are already offering Wi-Fi 6E hardware.
iPhone 15 launch, expected specifications
Like every year, Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 15 series – consisting of four smartphones, including the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which might be renamed iPhone 15 Ultra – in the second half of the year. According to a recent report, these smartphones may not come with curved displays but will have curved edges. All the models are said to come with the Dynamic Island feature, which was seen on the iPhone 14 Pro models.
Meanwhile, Kuo recently said that the iPhone 15 Pro’s volume and power buttons would be solid-state devices. He added that if this modification is well received, more high-end devices might do the same in the future. A report hints that the tech giant planned to speed up iPhone manufacturing in India. You can read more about the upcoming iPhone 15 series here.