iPhone 11 Pro 11 Pro both models: 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 !!

MareLuce

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Did anyone mention this on stage?

Was copying the specs page for the 11 Pro and noticed:

"All models"
[...]
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO
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https://www.apple.com/iphone-11-pro/specs/

Am so looking forward to a faster, less noisy WiFi network via WiFi 6.
Now for the router decision...

(Yes, I know the spec is not finalized but from what the experts say, any changes after finalizing can be handled in firmware.)
 

Kmart9419

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Samsung has 4x4 mimo. Why Apple always giving the crappier version of everything lately? From cheap 64gig storage to cheap ram to crappier oled to crappier chargers to removing features like 3D Touch to crappier cellular modems (no 5g) and charge so much money. Argh.
 

killhippie

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Did anyone mention this on stage?

Was copying the specs page for the 11 Pro and noticed:

"All models"
[...]
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO
View attachment 857271
https://www.apple.com/iphone-11-pro/specs/

Am so looking forward to a faster, less noisy WiFi network via WiFi 6.
Now for the router decision...

(Yes, I know the spec is not finalized but from what the experts say, any changes after finalizing can be handled in firmware.)
Some cant which is why Qualcomm has brought out new Wi-Fi 6 SoCs for routers, not everything is about firmware. https://www.qualcomm.com/products/platforms/networking
 

killhippie

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Thanks for the feedback.

So I should wait on the router purchase till I see one with the Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 SoC ?
I would, there are Qualcomm routers out already like the Netgear RAX120 but wait for the second gen of SoCs mentioned in that link, its like wave 2 of 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) Also the new silicon will cover all things ratified, this years routers were really beta products. (I was a beta tester for one of the current models late last year)
 

Rafterman

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The Note 10+ I have been playing with jumped from 100MB internet speed with my Apple router to 500-900MB using a Netgear Nighthawk AX and 5GHZ. (internet is business class Spectrum).
 

Coffee_Time

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The Note 10+ I have been playing with jumped from 100MB internet speed with my Apple router to 500-900MB using a Netgear Nighthawk AX and 5GHZ. (internet is business class Spectrum).
Sorry, but Wi-Fi 6 is beyond that.
 

Rafterman

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Yes, but I easily achieve those speeds without having Wi-Fi 6!
No. The theoretical max of wireless AC is 166 megabytes. Most people get about 100 in reality. I get 500-900 under AX, depending on network congestion and distance from router.
 

thorr18

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No. The theoretical max of wireless AC is 166 megabytes. Most people get about 100 in reality. I get 500-900 under AX, depending on network congestion and distance from router.
I get 2.3Gbps (2300Mbps) with 802.11ax. To internet destinations, I get 930Mbps up/down on my residential connection. It's much better than ac.
You are right about theoretic maximum vs what you will get at a distance, through walls, with dozens of competing WAPs in the area. I have it running in three buildings. However, the max for 802.11ac is actually between 6.5Mbps max and 3466.7Mbps max, varying greatly between implementations based on how many spatial streams and a dozen other parameters. 802.11ax is like a gig per stream and they've done 11 gig tests with it.