M2 iPad Pro Supports Wi-Fi 6E for the First Time

The new M2 iPad Pro supports Wi-Fi 6E, the latest Wi-Fi standard that supports faster speeds, lower latency, and improved capacity in busy areas.

iPad Pro M2
The new ‌M2‌ ‌iPad Pro‌ is currently the only Apple product that supports Wi-Fi 6E, with rumors that the iPhone 13 or iPhone 14 would add support not turning out to be true. The new ‌iPad Pro‌ is an incremental upgrade, featuring the same design as last year's model but with the added benefit of the ‌M2‌ Apple silicon chip. The new ‌iPad Pro‌ is available to order today, with shipping and availability in stores beginning on Wednesday, October 26.

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
16 weeks ago
Wi-Fi 6E should have been included on iPhone 14 Line up. But, I guess Apple is saving that for iPhone 15.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
falkon-engine Avatar
16 weeks ago

6Ghz support is not a requirement of WiFi 6e. The 6Ghz spectrum is not (yet) available in every country.
Wrong. The e in 6e stands for 6 Ghz support. It it is still based on the 80211.ax radio interface, but uses 6 GHz where available.

From a reputable router manufacturer TP-Link: https://www.tp-link.com/us/blog/86/what-s-the-difference-between-wifi-6-and-wifi-6e/#:~:text=What is WiFi 6E and,to the 6 GHz band ('https://www.tp-link.com/us/blog/86/what-s-the-difference-between-wifi-6-and-wifi-6e/#:~:text=What%20is%20WiFi%206E%20and,to%20the%206%20GHz%20band').

In fact, WiFi 6E is identical to WiFi 6 with an addition of “E”, which stands for “Extended” — as in an extended number of the usable wireless band, the 6 GHz band. So simply put, WiFi 6E means WiFi 6 extended to the 6 GHz band.

6 GHz is the new frequency band ranging from 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz, allowing up to 1,200 MHz of additional spectrum. Unlike the existing bands on which channels are currently crammed into the limited spectrum, the 6 GHz band exists without overlap or interference. Access to the 6 GHz frequency brings more bandwidth, faster speeds, and lower latency, opening up resources for future innovations like AR/VR, 8K streaming, and more.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfsofa Avatar
16 weeks ago
Honestly, this leaves a sour taste, coming so soon after iPhone 14 "Pro" that doesn't support it.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SactoGuy18 Avatar
16 weeks ago

Wi-Fi 6E should have been included on iPhone 14 Line up. But, I guess Apple is saving that for iPhone 15.
One reason: Apple wants a lower power consumption WiFi 6E compatible chip first. The larger size of the iPad Pros and the next MacBook Pros will support WiFi 6E now because the power consumption of the WiFi chip is less of an issue.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
16 weeks ago
while the iphone 14 series and the M2 macbook does not...lazy Apple just to have something for next year
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PowerButton Avatar
16 weeks ago
Not enough of an update for me to jump from my M1 iPad Pro ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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