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Apple plans to adopt the next-generation Wi-Fi 6E protocol in its next flagship iPhone and an as-yet-unannounced head-mounted display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In a note to investors this week, Kuo predicts Apple to integrate Wi-Fi 6E in a so-called “iPhone 14” expected to debut in 2022. The analyst previously tapped the speedy wireless connectivity protocol for inclusion in a rumored AR headset that could see introduction late next year.
“We also believe that both the iPhone 14 and Apple head-mounted displays are equipped with Wi-Fi 6E, which is expected to drive more competitors’ products to adopt Wi-Fi 6E,” Kuo writes (machine translated).
Apple’s current device lineup, like the iPhone 13 series and iPad Pro, integrates 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, for example, feature 2×2 MIMO capabilities for faster throughput.
Though its name denotes only a slight variation to the the Wi-Fi protocol, Wi-Fi 6E promises to greatly increase potential bandwidth for supported gateways and endpoints. As Kuo notes, Wi-Fi 6E supports two or three times more channels that Wi-Fi 6, depending on hardware configuration. If Apple chooses to roll out 3×3 or 4×4 MIMO designs in “iPhone 14,” it could cause a supply crunch for the wider industry.
As Kuo explains, each channel in a Wi-Fi 6E setup requires two to four LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics) chips, meaning the overall tally could be 10 to 20 times more than existing Wi-Fi 6 designs. Further, Apple’s adoption of Wi-Fi 6E is expected to drive demand for LTCC substrates as the industry chases iPhone.

So, how will this make my (or my family’s) life better?

So, how will this make my (or my family’s) life better?

Since the iPhone 14 hasn’t been announced yet you’ll have to wait to see if Apple have anything in particular in mind.  Even then, that’s for you and your family to figure out.  What use can you make of increased wireless bandwidth?  Maybe none.

Since the iPhone 14 hasn’t been announced yet you’ll have to wait to see if Apple have anything in particular in mind.  Even then, that’s for you and your family to figure out.  What use can you make of increased wireless bandwidth?  Maybe none.

So, how will this make my (or my family’s) life better?

Probably won’t. Might help in a corporate environment with dozens or more users in a small area sharing the same network. Most people are not going to pay their ISP for extra bandwidth/speed and upgrade their wireless equipment if what they have works fine.

Probably won’t. Might help in a corporate environment with dozens or more users in a small area sharing the same network. Most people are not going to pay their ISP for extra bandwidth/speed and upgrade their wireless equipment if what they have works fine.

crowley said:
So, how will this make my (or my family’s) life better?

Since the iPhone 14 hasn’t been announced yet you’ll have to wait to see if Apple have anything in particular in mind.  Even then, that’s for you and your family to figure out.  What use can you make of increased wireless bandwidth?  Maybe none.

I would assume it’s pertinent to their planned AR/VR hardware bandwidth requirements. Google says thank you for pushing 6e, because it’s not an accepted industry requirement until Apple says it is.  Potential bonus for Apple? For “best AR performance” a new iPhone 14 will be required. Hardware sales baby….

I would assume it’s pertinent to their planned AR/VR hardware bandwidth requirements. Google says thank you for pushing 6e, because it’s not an accepted industry requirement until Apple says it is.  Potential bonus for Apple? For “best AR performance” a new iPhone 14 will be required. Hardware sales baby….

Welcome news. Almost all router companies support WiFi 6E in their routers, so obvious that next gen iPhone, laptops,tablets include it. WiFi 6 and 6E targeted to help lower WiFi traffic congestion at public places like airport, conferences, enterprise network and apartment complexes,etc. So, if you happen to have a need to operate your device in such environment than good to have such capability.

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