In its latest report, the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the next iPhone 14 and glasses mixed reality (MR – Mixed Reality ), which are also expected to be available in 2022, will use WiFi 6E technology that many experts call ” breakthrough ”- it provides even higher data transfer rates and solves the problem of interference between networks once and for all.
Benefits of Wi-Fi 6E
Apple smartphones from iPhone 11 and up support Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6E is an evolution of Wi-Fi 6 and has many advantages over its predecessor.
Firstly, it will be more efficient and faster – Wi-Fi 6E expands the previous frequencies to the 6 GHz band (more precisely, by 1200 MHz, in the 5925 MHz band – 7125 MHz, i.e., to 7 additional channels at 160 MHz each).
In wireless networks, performance is most dependent on how much bandwidth the devices can use. In addition to the previously used 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, we get another 6 GHz band in the new standard. As a result, we can count on speeds in gigabits rather than megabits.
Secondly, it will be more stable and free of interference – the biggest problem with Wi-Fi networks is that with a large number of separate networks and overlapping ranges (for example, in a block), there is a lot of interference that can lead to a connection failure.
Technologies included in Wi-Fi 6E, such as packet coloring, 8×8 MU-MIMO and modulation change, will allow overlapping networks to work together without negatively impacting their users.
Is WiFi 6E a Breakthrough?
MacRumors quoted representatives from Broadcom and Cisco as saying WiFi 6E would be a real breakthrough.
Vijay Nagarajan from Broadcom:
The 6 GHz band is likely to be the most revolutionary boon for Wi-Fi users in 20 years. This spectrum band, combined with Wi-Fi, will provide new experiences for consumers on smartphones, AR / VR devices, and wearables that we haven’t even invented yet.
Jayanti Srinivasan from Cisco:
The development of Wi-Fi 6 in the 6 GHz band is a breakthrough for two reasons: the availability of additional channels and the ability to finally use the 160 MHz band in high-bandwidth applications such as AR and VR.
WiFi 6E will mean faster and more stable connections, especially in places where many devices are connected to the same hotspot. Thus, the quality of Wi-Fi connection should improve significantly in almost every home, where most smartphones and laptops are connected to the same router, often also to TVs, tablets, smart watches or smart home devices .
Of course, for devices to take advantage of WiFi 6E, we’ll also need a router that supports this standard.
iPhone 14 and Apple’s MR glasses
The iPhone 14 is expected to premiere in the fall of 2022. The new flagship from Cupertino should have a screen hole instead of a notch , a new design without the rear camera module protruding from the case, a 48MP camera, and support for 8K video. and A16 Bionic chip with 4nm technology. We may also be able to find it under the Touch ID screen.
Mixed reality glasses are also expected to premiere next year. This device should be kind of paving the way for Apple for an even more technologically sophisticated product – AR (augmented reality) glasses.
The augmented reality glasses will be equipped with two high-definition screens and 8K cameras. Apple designed a special processor for them, but they still need an iPhone connection. The price can go up to $ 3,000.