Apple Vision Pro Lacks Wi-Fi 6E Support

Apple received FCC approval for the Vision Pro today in the U.S., and the filing confirms that the headset does not support Wi-Fi 6E.

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Wi-Fi 6E extends the capabilities of the regular Wi-Fi 6 standard to the 6 GHz band, enabling faster wireless speeds and reduced signal interference with a compatible device and router. Apple devices with Wi-Fi 6E support include the latest iPad Pro models, iPhone 15 Pro models, and most Mac models released in 2023.

The FCC filing shows that the Vision Pro does not have any approved operating frequencies in the 6 GHz range, confirming that the headset lacks Wi-Fi 6E support. Instead, one of Apple's documents in the application confirms that the Vision Pro supports regular Wi-Fi 6, which operates on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.

Apple has yet to share full tech specs for the Vision Pro, so only limited details are available. Apple has so far said the headset is equipped with its M2 chip, an all-new R1 chip that processes camera and microphone input, and 256GB of base storage. MacRumors discovered that the headset is equipped with 16GB of RAM.

In the U.S., Vision Pro pre-orders begin this Friday, January 19 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, with pricing starting at $3,499. The headset launches on Friday, February 2, and Apple previously said that availability would expand to more countries later this year.

Update: Vision Pro also appears to lack Ultra Wideband support, according to 9to5Mac's Zac Hall.

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Top Rated Comments

truthsteve Avatar
23 weeks ago
of course.

gotta save something for Vision Pro 2
Score: 66 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lakersfan74 Avatar
23 weeks ago
Penny pinching Tim Cook strikes again
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
23 weeks ago
Man, I was so excited about the Vision Pro, but this is a total showstopper. What are they thinking?
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
23 weeks ago
Does it really matter the Vision Pro lacks WiFi 6e.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wanha Avatar
23 weeks ago
I think it's safe to say that the Vision Pro v1 is - in Apple's opinion - the minimum viable product for spatial computing. It's why it costs as much as it does, as Apple didn't spare expenses on the screens, processors, cameras, etc.

If Wifi 6E was a showstopper for this, it would be in there. But quite clearly, Apple doesn't think it is one. I am inclined to believe Apple on this, but obviously time will tell.

In all likelihood, whether or not it will have Wifi 6E will have zero impact on it usability but HW bros here will use any excuse to promote their narrative of Apple as a corner-cutting, greedy company that produces half-baked over-priced products.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xDKP Avatar
23 weeks ago
At least it’s cheap
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)