Intel plans to move to Wi-Fi 7 technology starting in 2024, while Apple is still considering using Wi-Fi 6 technology and it is said that it will be in the iPhone 14, what are the specifications of the new Wi-Fi 7 and when will it be available in the market?
Wi-Fi 7 is the successor to Wi-Fi 6E, delivering 5.8x faster data processing speeds of 6Gbps with more stable 36GHz bandwidth, as well as support for up to 7Gbps when working with data. Intel plans to expand Wi-Fi 2024 development efforts before it comes to market in XNUMX and plans to implement its technology mostly in laptops before expanding to other devices.
“We are currently developing an Intel 802.11be Wi-Fi network for Wi-Fi Alliance certification, and it will be installed in computer products,” Eric McLaughlin, Vice President of Wireless Solutions at Intel, said at a recent press conference. Such as laptops by 2024. We expect them to appear in major markets in 2025.
“Wi-Fi 7 nearly doubles the bandwidth of (170MHz) to 320MHz and doubles the speed of Wi-Fi,” he said. And since we only have a year left before Wi-Fi 7 is released, there is still a chance that we can improve the processing speed even more.”
Meanwhile, Apple is about to equip its devices with Wi-Fi 6E. While it was rumored to debut with the iPhone 13 lineup last year, Apple has yet to release any Wi-Fi 6E-enabled devices. This is expected to change this year, starting with the iPhone 14.
Wi-Fi 6E provides Wi-Fi 6 features and capabilities, including higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates, extending to the 6GHz band for processing speeds of 2.4Gbps. The additional spectrum provides more airspace than current 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, resulting in more bandwidth and less interference.
Last year, the FCC adopted rules allowing 1200MHz of spectrum in the 6GHz band for unlicensed use in the United States, paving the way for the introduction of new devices with Wi-Fi 6E support.
Besides Intel, companies such as Quakum, Broadcom and MediaTek are also preparing to release products based on Wi-Fi 7.