Apple to Use Wi-Fi 6E in iPhone 14, Mixed Reality Headset Says Kuo
In his latest note to investors, veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple’s next-generation ‘iPhone 14’ and the widely rumoured mixed reality headset will both feature the latest Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, MacRumors is reporting.
The analyst noted that Apple’s products will encourage a broader industry as well its competitors to upgrade to the latest Wi-Fi standard. Moreover, upcoming head-mounted displays for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences from other manufacturers will also feature Wi-Fi 6E, Kuo added.
The analyst further pointed out that Wi-Fi 6E will be key to providing the high-speed wireless transmissions necessary for AR and VR experiences.
Kuo said that head-mounted display devices in 2022, 2023, and 2024 will offer Wi-Fi 6/6E, Wi-Fi 6E/7, and Wi-Fi 7, respectively, but it is unclear if this information is related to Apple’s product roadmap specifically.
Kuo had previously mentioned that Apple’s headset is expected to feature Wi-Fi 6E but this is the first explicit mention of the upgraded specification for the iPhone 14. Some reports suggested that the iPhone 13 lineup would feature Wi-Fi 6E, but the rumor never panned out.
Wi-Fi 6E offers the features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6, including higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates, extended into the 6 GHz band.