With the undeniable failure of 2018 iPhones, Apple seems to be already preparing a comeback for 2019. This time, however, the company is rumored to employ a lot of new feature such as a smaller notch, improved redesigned camera module and an in-display fingerprint scanner in order to not miss the industry trends. According to some new tidbits of information, the company is meant to deliver some big changes in the internals of the device, and one of these changes will bring faster Wi-Fi speeds.
According to a report, the 2019 iPhone series will bring support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, which is based on the IEEE 802.11ax technology. This will result in a 40% increase on the handset Wireless network speed. We can’t estimate how good this upgrade will be at the end of the day, but of course, it should bring much better results than the Wi-Fi 5 technology which debuted back in 2014.
The new Wi-Fi 6 performance improvements will be felt by users especially when they are connected to a network that is being shared with multiple users, like a Wi-Fi hotspot. It will be much more reliable when multiple users are connected inside a home as well. When it comes to battery life, the new standard will expand the usability of smartphones while consuming less juice than the former. Additionally, a new feature called “target wake time” will basically tell devices ahead of time when a Wi-Fi signal will be required, thus making the Wi-Fi sleep more often, saving more battery as a consequence.
The 2019 iPhones should debut in September, so we’re still too far from seeing this new technology in action, at least when it comes to the Apple smartphones. After all, other companies could easily push the new standard before the Cupertino based company.