Apple iPhone 14 series will launch next year, and it will come with Wi-F 6E connectivity, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted. In his ltest investor note, Kuo has hinted that the Apple iPhone 14 and the rumoured Apple Mixed Reality headsets will come with Wi-Fi 6E. This, the TF Securities analyst said, will accelerate a broader industry shift to Wi-Fi 6E standard as other manufacturers will be motivated to adapt the new standard after Apple.
Kuo, as quoted in a report by MacRumours, said that other AR and VR devices from other companies like Meta will also offer Wi-Fi 6E. Kuo explained that Wi-Fi 6E will be key to providing high-speed wireless transmission required for AR and VR experiences. Kuo said that head-mounted display devices in 2022, 2023, and 2024 will offer Wi-Fi 6/6E, Wi-Fi 6E/7, and Wi-Fi 7, but it is unclear if this information is related to Apple’s product.
Kuo had previously mentioned that Apple’s headset is expected to feature Wi-Fi 6E but this is the first mention of the technology in iPhone 14. Before the launch of the iPhone 13 series, there were reports of it coming with Wi-Fi 6E, but the rumours never panned out.
Wi-Fi 6E is a nudge above Wi-Fi 6, as it offers better performance, lower latency, and faster data speed, extending into the 6GHz band. This means more airspace, resulting in higher bandwidth and less interference.