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Apple's next-gen iPhone could support new short-range WiFi standard

By Cookie Monster - on 25 Feb 2020, 12:00am

Apple's next-gen iPhone could support new short-range WiFi standard

The Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Apple's next generation iPhone models could support a new short-range WiFi standard according to Macotakara. 

Sources told the Japanese publication that the upcoming iPhone models may support 802.11 ay, which uses 60GHz spectrum to deliver high-bandwidth device-to-device data transfer.

The 802.11 ay standard is described as "ultra-short range", which means it could work like Bluetooth and offer faster data transfer speeds. Aside from boosting the speed of AirDrop transfers between Apple devices, the new WiFi standard could make the new iPhone models compatible with other 802.11 ay smart accessories.

Macotakara added that Apple may offer a refreshed iPhone 11 model with LCD display this year. Furthermore, Apple's upcoming AirTags are reportedly slated for launch in September and can be recharged wirelessly. 

Source: Macotakara via 9to5Mac