iPhone 13 will support WiFi 6E with 6GHz band by Wi-Fi Alliance – Report

Analysts at Barclays claim that the next-generation iPhone 13 will have stronger WiFi 6E connectivity by WiFi-Alliance. Previously, the group of WiFi trademark owners, reported that the new technology is awaiting approval from regulators around the world, and after launch, the capability will offer faster data rates, lower latency, and higher performance. Based on the reports it can be interpreted that the upcoming iPhone 13 will be faster than the already fast iPhone 12.

The newly launched iPhone 12 models support 5G connectivity and Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MIMO. So the alleged iPhone 13 on WiFi 6E with 6 GHz band in addition to currently supported 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands would allow multiple devices, connected to WiFi, to deliver optimum performance.

 Wi-Fi Alliance® is introducing new terminology to distinguish forthcoming Wi-Fi 6 devices that are capable of 6 GHz operation, an important portion of unlicensed spectrum that may soon be made available by regulators around the world. Wi-Fi 6E brings a common industry name for Wi-Fi® users to identify devices that will offer the features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6 – including higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates – extended into the 6 GHz band. Wi-Fi 6E devices are expected to become available quickly following 6 GHz regulatory approvals, utilizing this additional spectrum capacity to deliver continuous Wi-Fi innovation and valuable contributions to consumers, businesses, and economies.

iPhone 13 with WiFi 6E 6GHz support

Although the new iPhone 12 series was only launched 2 months ago, details of the next-generation iPhone are already making the news. So far it has been reported that iPhone 13 would have four models, 120Hz promotion and LPTO display, four camera lenses system, smaller battery, and will go into mass production as per standard pre-COVID-19 schedule.

And with WiFi 6E support, the new iPhone 13 support applications “including machine analytics, remote maintenance, or virtual employee training. Wi-Fi 6E will utilize 6 GHz to deliver much anticipated augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) use cases for consumer, enterprise, and industrial environments.” says WiFi Alliance. Leading manufacturers of the alliance propose extraordinary performance.

“Qualcomm Technologies believes in the continued evolution of technologies for unlicensed spectrum to deliver powerful, next-generation connected experiences at scale and across diverse product categories worldwide. The ground-breaking potential of extending the already transformative characteristics of Wi-Fi 6 into the 6 GHz band is hard to overstate, and we applaud Wi-Fi Alliance’s leadership in unleashing a new era of high speed, low latency Wi-Fi 6 experiences for the 6 GHz band.” – Rahul Patel, senior vice president and general manager, Connectivity & Networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“Wi-Fi 6E opens up to 1.2 GHz of additional spectrum to the benefits of Wi-Fi 6, ensuring continued innovation and support for the ultra-high performance connectivity needed of today’s home, enterprise, and automotive markets. Marvell, now NXP, was among the first companies to be Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6, and NXP continues to play a leading role in helping Wi-Fi Alliance innovate and drive the adoption of powerful new technologies like Wi-Fi 6E.” – Mark Montierth, vice president and general manager of wireless connectivity at NXP Semiconductors

“Wi-Fi has changed the world, and we are excited to work with Wi-Fi Alliance to ensure Wi-Fi will continue changing the world. Wi-Fi 6’s growth into the 6 GHz spectrum is a game changer for two reasons – the availability of the additional channels and the ability to finally use 160Mhz for high bandwidth applications like AR and VR; this provides enormous opportunities to build new applications and experiences for both consumers and businesses. By standardizing on Wi-Fi 6E, Cisco Meraki and others in the industry can begin delivering next-generation wireless experiences to customers.” – Jayanthi Srinivasan, Director of Product Management, Cisco Meraki

“The 6 GHz band will perhaps be the most disruptive boon for Wi-Fi users in the last twenty years. This swath of spectrum, when coupled with Wi-Fi, will power new consumer experiences on smartphones, AR/VR devices and wearables we haven’t even yet invented. The Wi-Fi 6E brand for 6 GHz Wi-Fi will let consumers know that their Wi-Fi experience is about to get even better. Broadcom is excited about the wireless future with Wi-Fi 6E, and applauds the industry for coming up with a simple, elegant brand that amplifies the immediate possibilities with 6 GHz for Wi-Fi lovers everywhere.” – Vijay Nagarajan, Vice President, Wireless Communications and Connectivity Division, Broadcom Inc.

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