iPhone 15 Expected to Feature Wi-Fi 6E Like Latest Macs and iPad Pro

The iPhone 15 will support Wi-Fi 6E, according to a research note shared this week by Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O'Malley. The analysts did not specify whether the feature will be available on all models or limited to the Pro models.

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Apple has added Wi-Fi 6E support to a handful of devices so far, including the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models, while all iPhone 14 models remain limited to standard Wi-Fi 6.

Wi-Fi 6 operates on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, while Wi-Fi 6E also works over the 6GHz band, allowing for faster wireless speeds, lower latency, and less signal interference. To take advantage of these benefits, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi 6E router, which are available from brands like TP-Link, Asus, and Netgear.

Wi-Fi 6E was also rumored for iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models and failed to materialize, but now that Apple has started rolling out Wi-Fi 6E support to its latest devices, it is more likely that the iPhone 15 will finally support the standard.

Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max in September as usual. Rumors suggest all four models will feature the Dynamic Island and a USB-C port, while the Pro models are expected to gain Apple's latest A17 Bionic chip, a titanium frame, solid-state volume and power buttons, and more.

Apple has a support document with more details about Wi-Fi 6E.

Update: Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has corroborated the report from Barclays, and he too suggests the iPhone 15 models will adopt Wi-Fi 6E.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
17 months ago
It would be nice if Apple releases an AirPort to offer the Wi-Fi 6E with the new iPhone 15 lineup.



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Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
17 months ago

Where are we on WiFi 7? 6E is so 2022.
This person gets it. Wait for Wi-Fi 7 next year. It's going to blow Wi-Fi 6E right out of the water.

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/tp-link-wi-fi-7-routers-are-coming-in-2023-before-wi-fi-7-even-gets-here/

Think about it. You walk into an electronics store and see Wi-Fi 6E routers sittin' there, then there's Wi-Fi 7 routers right beside them. Which one are you gonna pick, man? Wi-Fi 7. Bingo, man! Bingo!

7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 Dwarves. 7, man. That's the number.

"7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch." You know that old children's tale from the sea.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
james2538 Avatar
17 months ago
Seems a lot of people in this thread are missing out on a huge benefit of the 6 GHz band. Less congestion thanks to fewer devices being on it means not only faster speeds, but shorter latency as well.

You can benefit from that no matter how fast your internet access is.

There’s so much more to good WiFi than raw speeds. 6 and 6E are game chargers in regards to those factors.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FasterQuieter Avatar
17 months ago
It would be a bit weird if it didn't.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ralph_sws Avatar
17 months ago
wifi 6e does not offer faster speeds or lower latency, wifi 6e is just extra 6Ghz bands, it offers the same speeds as wifi 6. wifi 6e works only at very short distances from the router…. 3-10 feet. over longer distances, it switches to the 5ghz or 2.4 ghz. I am using an asus ET12 router.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sciomar Avatar
17 months ago
Where are we on WiFi 7? 6E is so 2022. In all seriousness, I am looking forward to the increasing efficiency of these phones. I love my 12 mini, but my new job has me wearing out the battery pretty quick.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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