New Wi-Fi Speeds on the iPhone 6

Posted by Brian Mortensen - Senior Consultant (technical perspective) on Wed,Nov 19, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

With more and more people using smartphones to access the internet these days, more apps relying on the internet to exchange information, it is becoming a necessity to have a fast connection on your mobile device.



With the release of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple has added the most recent wifi and cellular connections to their phones. The new iPhones have the new 802.11ac wifi card built into them. This gives them a tremendous upgrade in their ability to connect to the internet at the speeds people expect these days. The new phones will require a wireless router that is also broadcasting 802.11 ac to take full advantage of these new speeds, but many commercial routers at this point support 802.11ac. 

In the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the phones now have connection speeds that double the previous iPhones. This video shows a comparison between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S:





In addition to faster wifi connection speeds, the new phones can connect to more diverse LTE networks (for those international travelers) as well as support for LTE Advanced. So the phones will be able to connect to the apps consumers and business’s need even faster than before, enabling us to all be more productive, or more distracted. 


Topics: ipad, ios, apple, icloud, iphone, macintosh, mobile, Wi-Fi