Barclays analysts expect iPhone 13 to offer better wireless connectivity
Next year's iPhone 13 series may support Wi-Fi 6E.
That is according to Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis, Thomas O'Malley, and Tim Long (via MacRumours).
Wi-Fi 6E brings the features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6 (faster data rates and lower latency) to the all-new 6GHz frequencies. This adds more spectrum and higher throughputs. As a user, you can expect a more reliable connection and less congestion.
This is the biggest spectrum addition since 1989 and it is expected to enable new experiences on smartphones, wearables, and AR/VR devices. Skyworks is expected to supply Wi-Fi 6E chips for the iPhone 13 series.
In case you are wondering, the iPhone 12 supports Wi-Fi 6 which operates on 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, which powers a lot of current Android flagships, already supports Wi-Fi 6E.
Per previously available information, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will feature the low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) backplane tech. This would allow Apple to add a variable 120Hz refresh rate to the new phones without having to worry about battery life. The new models might also support Always On Display.
This story is part of:iPhone 12S / 13 leaks (8 updates)
15 January Next iPhone to offer in-screen Touch ID; may be called iPhone 12S
9 January New iPhone 13 report hints at upgraded cameras, unchanged design
21 December Apple ties up much of TSMC's 5nm chip production for next year
19 December Barclays analysts expect iPhone 13 to offer better wireless connectivity
14 December The iPhone 13 could feature a variable 120Hz LTPO panel with the Always On feature