Apple’s ‘iPhone 13’ May Offer WiFi-6E to Increase Bandwidth

A new report has signalled that Apple may utilize WiFi-6E for its ‘iPhone 13’ in order to offer better bandwidth, speed, and range to users.

A new report from Digitimes corroborates indications that this year’s iPhone lineup will offer WiFi-6E. According to industry sources, the extended framework of the current WiFi-6 model will be incorporated. Users will then be given the perks of a 6GHz bandwidth, with increased speed and range.

WiFi-6E is still fairly new on the market. Announced last year, the technology has slowly been adopted by many companies. However, Digitimes reports that this new framework will become the standard across iOS and Android. Thus, Apple will make the transition to adopting the technology later this year.

Apple is set to incorporate Wi-Fi 6E technology into its new iPhones for this year, and the technology is expected to become a standard feature of both iOS and Android smartphones in 2022, the sources said.

On top of discussing the news of WiFi-6E, Digitimes also backs up previous reports that the iPhone 13 Pro devices will exclusively feature a LiDAR sensor. Although it’s been believed that LiDAR would be featured across all-new flagship devices this year, it appears as though the technology will only be available on the tentatively titled ‘iPhone 13 Pro’ and ‘iPhone 13 Pro Max.’

As new iPhones will continue to adopt 3D face ID sensors for general models and ToF LiDAR scanners for Pro series, the three GaAS players will also see their third-quarter revenues further bolstered by VCSEL chips demand for the sensing solutions, the sources said.

Apple is expected to announce the new flagship devices sometime in September with a release soon after.