Rumor: iPhones with Wi-Fi 6E support coming this year

In a note to analysts — as noted by MacRumors — Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Thomas O’Malley say Apple plans to release its first iPhones with Wi-Fi 6E support in 2021. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) says their prediction makes sense as it’s a logical step.

Wi-Fi 6E is a faster, more efficient version of Wi-Fi that allows wireless access points like routers to better manage networks crowded with lots of users and client devices. It’s not a new version of Wi-Fi like Wi-Fi 6, but is a term that identifies Wi-Fi 6 devices that are equipped with the chips and radios needed to operate in that new mass of spectrum the FCC just opened up.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.