iPhone 15 is expected to include Wi-Fi 6E, as are the latest Macs and iPad Pro


The iPhone 15 will support Wi-Fi 6E, according to a research note shared this week by Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley. The analysts have not specified whether the feature will be available on all models or will be limited to the Pro models.

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Apple has so far added Wi-Fi 6E support to a handful of devices, including the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini models, while all iPhone 14 models will be limited to standard Wi-Fi 6.

Wi-Fi 6 operates on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, while Wi-Fi 6E also operates on the 6 GHz band, enabling faster wireless speeds, lower latency, and less signal interference. To take advantage of these benefits, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi 6E router, which is available from brands such as TP-Link, Asus, and Netgear.

Wi-Fi 6E was also rumored for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models but it didn’t materialize, but now that Apple has started rolling out Wi-Fi 6E support for its latest devices, chances are higher that the iPhone 15 will finally support the standard.

Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max as usual in September. Rumors suggest that all four models will feature the Dynamic Island and a USB-C port, while the Pro models are expected to feature Apple’s latest A17 Bionic chip, a titanium frame, solid-state volume and power buttons and more.

Apple has a support document with more details about Wi-Fi 6E.