iPhone 15 Wi-Fi 6E Upgrade May Only Be For Pro Models
When iPhone 15 When the handset arrives, we’d again expect there to be some differences between the two standard phones and the two more expensive Pro models – and one of those differences could be Wi-Fi support.
A leaked document posted by tipster Unknownz21 (opens in a new tab) on Twitter (via Mac rumor (opens in a new tab)) refers to the antenna architecture of the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
According to the document, the standard iPhone 15 and the Plus model will have the same Wi-Fi 6 specifications as the current one iPhone 14″ series. However, the Pro and Pro Max will be upgraded to the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard.
A number game
we heard a rumbling Earlier this week, Wi-Fi 6E was coming to the iPhone 15 series in 2023, but at that stage we thought the upgrade was for all models. Now that doesn’t seem to be the case.
The difference between Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E although not too big: it supports an additional 6 GHz frequency band in addition to 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, so even though the speed is similar, there is still more capacity for more devices. You will also need a Wi-Fi 6E router to take advantage of the innovative technology.
Although it is not mentioned in this leak, we assume that if iPhone 15 Ultra If true, it will also have a Wi-Fi 6E upgrade. It is not yet clear whether the phone will be a separate model or replace the Pro Max version of the iPhone.
Analysis: more reasons to upgrade
In recent years, Apple has clearly tried to make the Pro model upgrades as worthwhile as possible for everyone, most recently with iPhone 14 Pro and ProMax. Standard models seem to be ignored in comparison.
For example, last year, we first saw the speed difference between two pairs of models: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14. iPhone 14 Plus has the A15 Bionic chipset, while the more expensive pair of phones have the latest A16 Bionic upgrade.
The slight upgrade in Wi-Fi standards might not be the most important specs when choosing a phone, but it’s another reason to pick up one of the Pro models when they go on sale (coming later this year). September, if Apple follows its normal schedule).
The danger is that the cheaper iPhones are ignored by buyers (and the Plus version is rumored to not sell well) – but with the Pro models retailing for a higher price, it seems like a big hit. change that Apple is happy to make.