As reported by MacRumorsAccording to Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Thomas O’Malley, the iPhone lineup, which will be released this fall, will include Wi-Fi 6E support.
In a research report shared with MacRumors today, the analysts wrote that investor sentiment around Apple supplier Skyworks has become “too negative” as the semiconductor company appears to be supplying various components for this year’s “iPhone 13” models, including Wi-Fi Fi 6E power amplifier.
The report also notes that Broadcom is already supplying Samsung with a Wi-Fi 6E chip for its new Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Analysts said that chipmaker Broadcom will also benefit from Apple and Samsung rolling out Wi-Fi 6E this year. At the beginning of this month, Samsung presented its new Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone with Wi-Fi 6E support based on a Broadcom chip.
As noted by MacRumors, devices using Wi-Fi 6E enjoy more bandwidth and less interference because the technology can be expanded beyond 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, which is what most devices currently use.
Wi-Fi 6E offers the features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6, including higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates, extended to the 6 GHz band. The additional spectrum provides much more airspace than the existing 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi, resulting in increased bandwidth and less interference for devices that support WiFi 6E.
Barclays made the same prediction in December 2020 in a report that also aimed to quell rumors of Apple’s release of an iPhone SE Plus in 2021.