Apple internal document confirms only iPhone 15 Pro will support Wi-Fi 6E. Numerous rumors suggest that the next-generation iPhone 15 models will use the Wi-Fi 6E standard that Apple has already introduced in the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, and now, if the leaked information is to be believed, it really will happen.
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Standard iPhone 15 models labeled D3y will continue to use Wi-Fi 6 rather than Wi-Fi 6E. For additional reference, D7x refers to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, and D2y refers to the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, and the document describes antenna design changes between the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro.
For now, Wi-Fi 6E already works on some Apple products, but it’s limited to the latest iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Pro. Apple hasn’t previously restricted the new Wi-Fi standards to Pro versions of the iPhone, but the iPhone 15 Pro models will have several features that aren’t available on the iPhone 15, and the restriction makes sense in terms of cost and availability.
Wi-Fi 6E allows devices to connect to routers and modems that support the Wi-Fi 6E standard, but it’s a newer technology that hasn’t caught on yet. Wi-Fi 6E routers are readily available, but since they’ve only been released in the last few years, many people and businesses are still using older devices. Wi-Fi 6E routers include the 6 GHz band in addition to the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, and using 6 GHz requires both a Wi-Fi 6E router and a Wi-Fi 6E device.
Compared to Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E offers more bandwidth, delivering faster connection speeds, lower latency, and higher capacity. Wi-Fi 6E provides 1.2 GHz more spectrum in the 6 GHz band and can support gigabit coverage for the entire home, multi-gigabit connectivity for public areas, and has the capacity for higher data streams such as those used for augmented applications. and virtual reality.
Because Wi-Fi 6E requires both routers and devices to support this standard, it’s currently mostly an empty lane with little traffic, meaning Wi-Fi 6E iPhone 15 Pro models will be able to connect to Wi-Fi networks. 6E, which do not have much competition in terms of traffic from other devices.
The documents he received also confirm that the iPhone 15 Pro models will feature faster 3nm A17 chips and virtual volume and power buttons. The iPhone 15 models will continue to use the A16 chips as previously reported and will not have the updated volume buttons.