Apple is reportedly said to add support for WiFi 6E in its upcoming range of iPhone 13. As per a report by DigiTimes, Apple is preparing to offer WiFi 6E. “The new WiFi technology is expected to become a standard feature of both iOS and Android smartphones in 2022,” DigiTimes quoted a source. With WiFi 6E, you can expect iPhone 13 models to offer higher WiFi speeds and the connectivity will be more reliable. But note that you would need a new 6GHz WiFi 6E router to enjoy the feature on your new iPhone 13.
What is WiFi 6E?
You are already familiar with two WiFi bands– 2.4GHz and 5GHz. With 2.4GHz, the range of WiFi gets increased while 5GHz offers more data speeds. Now, there is a third band: 6GHz, with the introduction of WiFi 6E. Of course, with WiFi 6E, you can expect faster data speeds but what’s more important is that your WiFi network (on WiFi 6E) will be free of any congestion and you will not see WiFi connectivity dropping on your device.
No matter the data plan you have selected or how much money you spend monthly, if there are too many WiFi networks around you, either on 2.4GHz or 5Hz, there will be interference and you will not get a stable WiFi connection throughout the day.
Now, if you go by the specifications, the top speed of WiFi at 5GHz and 6GHz is the same– 9.6Gbps. That’s the maximum speed that can be achieved by the current WiFi 6 standard. In reality, commercial internet service providers won’t be able to deliver you at such speeds.
But speed isn’t the problem with 5GHz WiFi, the real issue is spectrum availability and with 6GHz (WiFi 6E), there will be four times more bandwidth, ultimately helping smartphones get higher speed internet.
To get WiFi 6E, you would need to get a router that supports it and will be able broadcast connectivity at 6GHz. And with support for WiFi 6E on the upcoming iPhone 13 series, you can expect a more reliable connection which is faster too.