The 2019 iPhones could support much faster Wi-Fi speeds
Revealed in their latest report, the 2019 iPhone series will bring support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, which is based on the IEEE 802.11ax technology. This will allow for connection speeds that are up to 40% faster than currently possible with the Wi-Fi 5 standard (802.11ac) which was released back in 2014.
These performance increases are extended to situations in which multiple people are using the same connection, as is often the case with public Wi-Fi hotspots or even at home. Wi-Fi 6 networks should also be more reliable when multiple users are connected simultaneously.
Lastly, Wi-Fi 6 should bring improvements to battery life, something many iPhone users will be pleased to hear. The new standard implements a new “target wake time” feature that essentially tells devices ahead of time when a Wi-Fi signal will next be required. This means that in between transmissions Wi-Fi can be put to sleep, thus saving battery.