We’ve seen multiple reports that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 lineup will adopt the Wi-Fi 6E standard. Now, a leaked document appears to confirm those reports.
Apple leaker Unknownz21 (@URedditor) has shared a document featuring diagrams of the iPhone 15’s antenna architecture. The information indicates that the faster Wi-Fi 6E specification will be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The standard iPhone models will continue to use Wi-Fi 6 rather than Wi-Fi 6E.
A handful of Apple devices currently support Wi-Fi 6E, including the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models. The current iPhone 14 lineup supports only standard Wi-Fi 6.
Wi-Fi 6E was also rumored for iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models and failed to materialize.
Wi-Fi 6E works over the 6GHz band, allowing for faster wireless speeds, lower latency, and less signal interference than Wi-Fi 6, which operates on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. To take full advantage, a Wi-Fi 6E router is required. Multiple companies, including Netgear, Asus, and Linksys already offer Wi-Fi 6E hardware.
Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max in September.
Unknownz21 told MacRumors that the diagram is “only the tip of the iceberg” and that additional leaks on the iPhone 15 series, including full images, will be coming soon.