TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 and much-rumored mixed reality headset will feature Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
In an investor note shared by MacRumors, Kuo said that new Apple products, including the iPhone 14 and its head-mounted display device, will help fuel a broader industry upgrade to the Wi-Fi 6E specification.
Other upcoming head-mounted displays for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences, such as from Meta, will also offer Wi-Fi 6E. Kuo says the Wi-Fi 6E will be key to providing the high-speed wireless transmissions necessary for AR and VR experiences.
Kuo also said that head-mounted display devices in 2022, 2023, and 2024 will offer Wi-Fi 6/6E, Wi-Fi 6E/7, and Wi-Fi 7, respectively. However, it isn’t clear if this information is specifically related to Apple’s product roadmap.
Wi-Fi 6E offers the features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6, including higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates, extended into the 6 GHz band.