iPhone 15 Pro Expected to Feature Wi-Fi 6E: Here's What That Means

Apple plans to add Wi-Fi 6E support to some of its latest iPhones, according to a research note today from Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O'Malley. Wi-Fi 6E is rumored to be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, as the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to stick with regular Wi-Fi 6.

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Wi-Fi 6E will allow for faster and more reliable wireless connectivity on iPhone 15 Pro models. Below, we have shared more details about the standard.

What is Wi-Fi 6E?

Wi-Fi 6 operates on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, while Wi-Fi 6E also works over the 6GHz band for increased bandwidth. Wi-Fi 6E offers faster wireless speeds, lower latency, and less signal interference, so long as a supported device is connected to a Wi-Fi 6E router, which are available from brands like TP-Link, Asus, and Netgear.

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

Apple Devices With Wi-Fi 6E

Apple has already added Wi-Fi 6E to a handful of iPad Pro and Mac models since last year:

  • 11-inch iPad Pro (2022)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2022)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro (2023)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (2023)
  • Mac mini (2023)
  • Mac Studio (2023)
  • Mac Pro (2023)

The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max would be the first iPhones with Wi-Fi 6E support, as the iPhone 14 lineup is limited to regular Wi-Fi 6.

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Top Rated Comments

EugW Avatar
10 weeks ago
I haven't cared about WiFi speeds since 802.11ac (WiFi 5) was released.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
killhippie Avatar
10 weeks ago
6E is pointless on a phone and if you’ve got people furniture walls or you sneeze between your device and router, you won’t get a signal probably as 6E travels less far than Wi-Fi 5 5Ghz so lots of people will be complaining why have I got no Wi-Fi signal I imagine this year. If they’ve got a Wi-Fi 6E router of course. Also Wi-Fi 7 is coming out 2024 with clients I imagine in 2025. 6E will be the shortest lived Wi-Fi standard seen so far.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justin Cymbal Avatar
10 weeks ago
I’m definitely looking forward to getting this year’s iPhone 15 Pro

Wi-Fi 6E will be incredible and I hope that it brings more energy efficiency to the battery life as well

I’m currently using eero routers for my home Wi-Fi which is Wi-Fi 6E compatible but I would definitely like for Apple to possibly bring back the Airport routers in the future because those work so much better with Apple products
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dynamojoe Avatar
10 weeks ago

I would definitely like for Apple to possibly bring back the Airport routers in the future because those work so much better with Apple products
Hear hear!

I'm struggling with a last-gen Time Capsule that has suddenly decided that it doesn't want to be a DHCP server anymore. I've got it in bridge mode now but the writing is on the wall - it's days are numbered. I hope Apple resurrects the product line.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SFjohn Avatar
10 weeks ago
But will the iPhone 16 Pro feature Wi-Fi 7? ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WaxedJacket Avatar
10 weeks ago
Sounds great n all but they'll have to take my Airport Extreme out of my cold dead hands.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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