The iPhone 13, which will likely launch in September, will feature the improved WiFi 6E protocol, according to DigiTimes. The WiFi 6E protocol offers users access to an extended version of the WiFi 6 framework with the benefit of a 6GHz band.
The iPhone 11 was the first iPhone to use WiFi 6 and offers significantly improved speeds and security when compared to the WiFi 5 framework. WiFi 6 adds a 6GHz band, which will result in increased bandwidth and less interference for devices that support Wi-Fi 6E.
DigiTimes says that WiFi 6E will become the standard for iOS and Android devices next year.
Apple is set to incorporate Wi-Fi 6E technology into its new iPhones for this year, and the technology is expected to become a standard feature of both iOS and Android smartphones in 2022, the sources said.
The DigiTimes report also repeats past reports that the LiDAR sensor, which is currently exclusive to the high-end Pro and Pro Max iPhone 12 models, will remain exclusive to those models.