Kuo: iPhone 14 and Mixed Reality Headset to Feature Wi-Fi 6E

Apple's iPhone 14 and rumored mixed reality headset will feature Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, according to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In an investor note obtained by MacRumors, TF Securities analyst ‌Ming-Chi Kuo‌ said that new Apple products, including the ‌iPhone 14‌ and a head-mounted display device, will accelerate a broader industry upgrade to the Wi-Fi 6E specification. Motivated by the adoption of Wi-Fi 6E in these two Apple devices, competitors will be encouraged to do the same.

Other upcoming head-mounted displays for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences, such as from Meta, will also offer Wi-Fi 6E. Kuo explained that Wi-Fi 6E will be key to providing the high-speed wireless transmissions necessary for AR and VR experiences.

Kuo said that head-mounted display devices in 2022, 2023, and 2024 will offer Wi-Fi 6/6E, Wi-Fi 6E/7, and Wi-Fi 7, respectively, but it is unclear if this information is related to Apple's product roadmap specifically.

Kuo had previously mentioned that Apple's headset is expected to feature Wi-Fi 6E but this is the first explicit mention of the upgraded specification for the ‌iPhone 14‌. Some reports suggested that the iPhone 13 lineup would feature Wi-Fi 6E, but the rumor never panned out.

Wi-Fi 6E offers the features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6, including higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates, extended into the 6 GHz band. The additional spectrum provides more airspace beyond existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, resulting in increased bandwidth and less interference.

Last year, the FCC adopted rules that make 1,200 MHz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band available for unlicensed use in the United States, paving the way for the introduction of new devices with Wi-Fi 6E support.

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Top Rated Comments

Benjamin Nabulsi Avatar
14 months ago
Well, they better refresh Airport Extreme with 6E. The router market is a mess.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EvilEvil Avatar
14 months ago
I love how these rumor posts always feature mockups of iPhones without notches.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
14 months ago
Yay! Let the rumors and reports kick in for the new upcoming iPhone 14!!!

Finally! It’s about time. Apple needs to offer Wi-Fi 6E router too.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheDailyApple Avatar
14 months ago
What I’d like is a shiny new WiFi 6e Airport lineup.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
14 months ago

Finally! It’s about time. Apple needs to offer Wi-Fi 6E router too.
Up until 2 years ago, I have always had Apple routers. Set up and management were stupid easy and they were rock solid. Then I moved into my current home and there were just too many dead spots for that AEBS to handle. Eventually, I upgraded from cable to fiber and from that AEBS to an Orib mesh scenario and it has been incredibly stable and cable is wicked fast. B ut the biggest win of all? Not having Comcast in my life. Truth.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
psac Avatar
14 months ago
I've been waiting so long for the 13s to come into the stores, I might as well keep my 8 another year and just get the 14 with no notch. (Of course, they keep ADDING notches to other devices, so we'll see how that goes.)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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