What you need to know
- The iPhone 14 and "Apple VR" headset will feature Wi-Fi 6E.
- The technology enables speeds up to three times as fast as Wi-Fi 5.
We're already getting into what kind of Wi-Fi technology the iPhone 14 and Apple's rumored mixed-reality headset will feature.
According to a new note to investors, supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will adopt the new Wi-Fi 6E standard in both its upcoming iPhone 14 lineup as well as its still widely unknown "Apple VR" mixed-reality headset.
WiFi 6E could enable WiFi speeds of up to three times faster than Wi-Fi 5 while also handling interference from other household devices better. Of course, you'll need internet speeds and a modem/router as well as other devices to get the most out of these upgrades.
We are also still in the dark about what to expect from the iPhone 14 and Apple's long-rumored headset for the most part. While the occasional leak about a component pops up, the grand vision for both devices is still largely unknown.
Most Wi-Fi upgrades are slow to happen with many other devices, so it most likely won't be something to consider when upgrading to the iPhone 14 or not.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
If Apple's new AR/VR headset requires Wifi 6E, which is also coming on board the next iPhone 14. Then only those users will be able to use Apple's new MR headset. All previous iPhones will not be able to take advantage of Apple's new headset. Plus from all the rumours it looks like Apple's MR headset requires an iPhone. Therefore Apple's MR headset will be limiting from the start. There is no Steam VR, or Windows VR/AR support for Apple's headset.
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