The iPhone 15 will soon have a feature that all its predecessors can whistle for. That in itself is not news, because when all is said and done, Apple improves and innovates the smartphone in several areas. But the improvement Apple is making is noteworthy. At least, if the rumors are true.
Indeed, Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley have shared a research note, seen by Macrumors. According to the analysts, the iPhone 15 will soon have support for the latest WiFi standard. The newest member of the family is currently WiFi 6E. It is not clear if Apple will skip a smartphone variant.
iPhone 15 with new WiFi version
Should the rumor be true, the iPhone 15 is at least on par with other recently launched Apple products. In fact, new iterations of the Mac mini, MacBook Pro and iPad Pro also feature WiFi 6E support. So this rumor is in line with expectations.
The iPhone 14 line features WiFi 6. This is just a fine version of the wireless communication standard. But as a company, why switch over if the current version works just fine? Apart from keeping up with developments, WiFi 6E offers a big advantage over its predecessor.
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WiFi 6E has a big advantage
Like WiFi 6, WiFi 6E also works with the well-known 2.4 and 5GHz bands. But the new standard additionally works with the 60GHz band. This allows faster wireless connections and less noise on the line. Of course, you do need a suitable router for this.
Apple is expected to present the iPhone 15 line sometime this October. Analysts have already made all sorts of statements about the devices. For example, the regular and Plus versions will reportedly get the same 48-megapixel camera that is now present on the iPhone 14 Pro models, just to give one example.