Apple will only offer Wi-Fi 6E for iPhone 15 Pro models

Earlier reports said that Apple wants the iPhone 15 series smartphones to support Wi-Fi 6E for faster wireless speeds and lower latency. However, Apple has postponed indefinitely its plan to adopt a self-developed Wi-Fi chip and intends to adopt Broadcom’s solution. Apple even wants to integrate 5G baseband, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth on a single chip, which can greatly reduce the area of ​​the motherboard while reducing power consumption to obtain longer battery life.

According to Wccftech, leaked documents show that Wi-Fi 6E will be a unique configuration for the higher-positioned iPhone 15 Pro models. The document also outlines the antenna design and compares the iPhone 15 Pro to the iPhone 14 Pro. The antenna architecture on the iPhone 15 Pro models is called “D8x,” while the regular iPhone 15 models are “D3y,” which is just Wi-Fi 6. It is understood that Apple wants to widen the configuration gap between the two through more differences.

In addition, the leaked document also emphasized that the iPhone 15 Pro model is equipped with A17 Bionic, which will be manufactured using TSMC’s 3nm process, and a new “solid-state button” will be added to cancel the physical button. Regular iPhone 15 models feature the A16 Bionic and still have physical buttons.

It is not the first time that Apple has been exposed to Wi-Fi 6E. Previously, the M2 version of the iPad Pro, the new MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models all supported Wi-Fi 6E, so many people think that it is only a matter of time before the iPhone 15 series adds support for Wi-Fi 6E. Wi-Fi 6E includes 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz frequency bands. If users want to enjoy faster wireless speeds and lower latency, they must purchase routers that support Wi-Fi 6E.