iPhone 13 to Feature New Standard Wi-Fi 6E, So Your Porn Will Load Even Faster!

New report from DigiTimes says the next flagship iPhone could launch with new Wi-Fi protocol
iPhone 13 concept: Renders by Ian Illustration: Front Page Tech

According to a new report from DigiTimes, a Taiwanese-based tech analyst that carries a 63.5% accuracy rating, according to AppleTrack, the next iPhone 13, iPhone 12s, iPhone sumnumber could feature new industry standard Wi-Fi 6E technology.

“Apple is set to incorporate Wi-Fi 6E technology into its new iPhones for this year, and the technology is expected to become a standard feature of both iOS and Android smartphones in 2022, the sources said.”

– DigiTimes

So what exactly is Wi-Fi 6E? It’s better than Wi-Fi 5E. Is Wi-Fi 5E even a thing? Okay, okay, let me reel this back. Wi-Fi works by broadcasting over airwaves and today, it’s working over two bands: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. 6GHz adds a third band, branded under the name ‘Wi-Fi 6.’ The numbers matter in the sense that 2.4GHz travels farther, but 6GHz delivers data faster. What really matters isn’t the specific frequencies being used, but how large a swath of airwaves is available. While 6GHz Wi-Fi has the same theoretical top speed as 5GHz Wi-Fi: 9.6 Gbps, the maximum offered with the current standard of Wi-Fi 6, the new open airways that Wi-Fi 6E brings, will actually bump your speeds up.

Apple introduced Wi-Fi 6 with the iPhone 11 in 2019, and compared to the previous Wi-Fi 5 framework, Wi-Fi 6 offers notably improved security and speeds. WiFi 6E adds minimal changes compared to WiFi 6 in the sense that top speeds are very similar, except for an added 6GHz band, which will results in added bandwidth and less interference for Wi-Fi 6E supported devices as explained above.

LiDAR

Contrary to past reports claiming that LiDAR sensors would be coming to all iPhone models, today’s report also reiterates that LiDAR sensors, currently exclusive to the ‘Pro’ models, will remain exclusive to those models.

“As new iPhones will continue to adopt 3D face ID sensors for general models and ToF LiDAR scanners for Pro series, the three GaAS players will also see their third-quarter revenues further bolstered by VCSEL chips demand for the sensing solutions, the sources said.”

-DigiTimes

Before you get all hot and bothered over tippy-top Wi-Fi speeds, remember that to take advantage of those speeds, you will first need a compatible router. Oh, and a Wi-Fi 6E compatible device, such as the non-existent iPhone sumnumber. Bonus points if you’re the phurst in your building to get one! And good luck, because they are EX-PEN-SIVE!

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