For the past couple of iPhone generations, Apple has included support for WiFi 6. However, that could change with the iPhone 14 because according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he believes that Apple could equip the upcoming handset with support for WiFi 6E.
So, what does this mean for users? For the most part, it might not necessarily be too noticeable. However, on paper and technically, WiFi 6E does have several advantages over WiFi 6. For starters, it uses the 6GHz frequency which is a newer frequency that will allow an additional 1200MHz of spectrum. This is versus WiFi 6 which still shares spectrum.
By allowing access to the 6GHz frequency, in theory it should offer up better bandwidth, lower latency, which in turn could help with devices like AR and VR, higher resolution streaming, and more. In fact, Kuo claims that Apple’s upcoming rumored mixed reality headset could also adopt WiFi 6E as well, so having the iPhone 14 work in tandem with the headset actually makes a lot of sense.
Kuo believes that with Apple potentially adopting WiFi 6E with the iPhone 14, it could help drive the adoption of the tech in more products, although the downside is that it could disrupt the supply for the industry as a whole.