As per latest reports, iPhone 13 series will feature WiFi-6e (IEEE 802.11ax) and this will improve the current WiFi speed significantly as WiFi-6e’s extended design will help in operating on 6GHz band over the current WiFi-6’s operational 5GHz band.
iPhones till date are believed to be the most balanced device consumers can have. With great cameras, great software, good battery life, etc. But this year after the launch of new iPhones, users started to have issues with WiFi. major issue was inconsistent WiFi speed, half the speed they were recieving with the some connections on other Apple device.
All iphones launched before iPhone 11 had WiFi 5(IEEE 802.11ac) which was first introduced back in 2014. But WiFi 5 was not been able to keep up with today’s demand, so back in 2019 with the launch of iPhone 11 series Apple announced that, they will now have WiFi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) on board in their newer iPhones.
Both WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 are compatible but are different in many ways. The WiFi 6 had significant improvements in wireless network capacity and efficiency for all users, even in crowded places. WiFi 6 improved the performance of Wi-Fi 5 by over 40% by borrowing useful techniques from 4G LTE cellular radio technology.
They did this in the hopes that Wi-Fi 6 will provide the increased capacity needed for a growing number of interconnected wireless devices. These ranges from Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and smarter 5G wireless cellular telephones to even connected cars.
According to Qualcomm, the maximum theoretical speed of the WiFi 6e smartphone chip is 3.6Gbps, and the maximum theoretical speed of the router chip ranges from 5.4Gbps to 10.8Gbps, which is greatly improved compared to WiFi 6. The new solution also has ultra-low latency of less than 3 milliseconds.
The latest and the greatest from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 888 is of course a full-featured 5G chipset but for the first time ever Qualcomm’s client side Wi-Fi 6 & 6e capability now comes built into the Snapdragon platform. So, as of now we are sure that iPhones and top-end Androids devices will support high speed WiFi connectivity and there may be chances that 5G rollout in the world will help this more.