There have been several rumors about the iPhone, and now much of that information indicates that Apple could add to its next batch of iPhones a big boost in wireless speed thanks to additional support for Wi-Fi 6e.
According to a recent report by DigiTimes (via Apple Insider), it appears that a group of vendors, including Win Semiconductors, Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company and Visual Photonics Epitaxy Comp, are poised for big gains due to Apple’s demand for components related to the WiFi 6e.
By adding support for Wi-Fi 6e to the iPhone 13, Apple would follow up similar achievements made by rivals such as Samsung, which has already included Wi-Fi 6e in the Galaxy S21 lineup.
What is Wi-Fi 6e?
Wi-Fi 6e comes from wi-fi specification, Wi-Fi 6e is newer and more advanced, was officially approved by Wi-Fi Alliance in 2020.
Unlike previous Wi-Fi standards that work in the 2.5 GHz or 5 GHz bands, Wi-Fi 6e uses the 6 GHz band to provide maximum data speeds of up to 9.6 Gbps.
Unfortunately the W Hile Wi-Fi 6e routers are still quite expensive, Apple could further help push this widespread adoption of the latest Wi-Fi standard, which should help bring down the price of Wi-Fi routers and accessories 6e in the future.
More iPhone 13 news
In addition to Wi-Fi 6e, other improvements will be implemented on the iPhone 13. Those same improvements include bigger batteries, 120Hz refresh rates, improved camera and more.
And with all these features, which apparently Apple was quite optimistic about the potential sales of the iPhone 13, because according to Bloomberg, Apple has asked its suppliers to produce 90 million next-generation iPhones by 2021, the which represents an increase of 20% compared to the 75 million units produced in 2020.