iPhone 6s wifi chipset

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It is different from current Macs?
on wifi ac i get full signal on my imac and macbooks, but on my iphone or ipads not so strong signal.Same distance for all of them

I suppose the chipsets from ios devices are different from Macs?

iphone 6s/ipad air 2- Macbook/iMac/Macbook Pro
 

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It is different from current Macs?
on wifi ac i get full signal on my imac and macbooks, but on my iphone or ipads not so strong signal.Same distance for all of them

I suppose the chipsets from ios devices are different from Macs?

iphone 6s/ipad air 2- Macbook/iMac/Macbook Pro
There is more to it than just the chip set. The antenna has much to do with it.
 
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The wifi hotspot on all macs is the worst. My 5S was horrid as is the 6 and 6S. With the new 300mbps I was hoping they had fixed it but I forgot Apple hates data users so I doubt they ever will.
 

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i tried with a Note 4 and same problem, never got full wifi signal on 5ghz band
so i guess its all about the antenna
 

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The wifi hotspot on all macs is the worst. My 5S was horrid as is the 6 and 6S. With the new 300mbps I was hoping they had fixed it but I forgot Apple hates data users so I doubt they ever will.
Apple hates data users? I hadn't read that anywhere? My phone lets me consume plenty of data!
 

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Alternatively it's your router. Remember 5GHz has a very small range and doesn't travel through walls/doors etc well.
i have the Time Capsule...so if all my macs had full signal and all my smartphones doesn't have...i am pretty sure because of the small antennas from the smartphones and the wifi chip
 

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The wifi hotspot on all macs is the worst. My 5S was horrid as is the 6 and 6S. With the new 300mbps I was hoping they had fixed it but I forgot Apple hates data users so I doubt they ever will.
Testing at home using speed test 5s used to max out at 100 down. My 6s maxes out at 120. Don't see what the issue is.
 

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The wifi hotspot on all macs is the worst. My 5S was horrid as is the 6 and 6S. With the new 300mbps I was hoping they had fixed it but I forgot Apple hates data users so I doubt they ever will.
All the android phones I've had are fast and as good as a wireless router
Yet you continue to buy their products and complain. Fancy that. Perhaps Android would be a better fit?

I've never had a connectivity issue on my iPhone. Ever. 3G on up to the current model.
 

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i didn't know why smartphones don't have full signal on the 5ghz band and why my macs has full on the same distance
i thought that is an iOS or the wifi chips from manufacture the problem but ive tested with 1 android and same thing, with 1 line below max
So it must to be the antennas power ,its obvious that in any macs you have more room for a better hardware chip
ive watched tear down and it is size difference
 

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common guys, peace on Earth
i didn't know why smartphones don't have full signal on the 5ghz band and why my macs has full
i thought that is an iOS or the wifi chips from manufacture the problem but ive tested with 1 android and same thing, with 1 line below max
So it must to be the antennas power ,its obvious that in any macs you have more room for a better hardware chip
ive watched tear down and it is size difference
It's more likely an issue with how much power is being used (cell phones being much more sensitive to radio power usage vs a laptop) and antennae design (again, laptops having much more flexibility in designing a more effective antennae).

Anandtech (http://www.anandtech.com/show/9686/the-apple-iphone-6s-and-iphone-6s-plus-review/14) says the chip is the same as in the current MacBook, in any case.

C
 

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Yet you continue to buy their products and complain. Fancy that. Perhaps Android would be a better fit?

I've never had a connectivity issue on my iPhone. Ever. 3G on up to the current model.
Well then you aren't using the wifi hotspot. Everything else works great. I use iPhone and android
 

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Well then you aren't using the wifi hotspot. Everything else works great. I use iPhone and android
I use my phone's wifi hotspot. What is the issue? It worked better than the one on my android.
 

Subwaymac

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I use my phone's wifi hotspot. What is the issue? It worked better than the one on my android.
It's slow, the signal is so weak it has to be just a few feet away to work right etc.

I've called Apple and the guy I talked to said his was the same way.

Oddly it seems to connect to Apple devices better than let's say a google tv box or Xbox one. Android hotspots work better as I've been using different hotspots for 5 years
 

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It's slow, the signal is so weak it has to be just a few feet away to work right etc.

I've called Apple and the guy I talked to said his was the same way.

Oddly it seems to connect to Apple devices better than let's say a google tv box or Xbox one. Android hotspots work better as I've been using different hotspots for 5 years
I haven't had an issue. My kids get a strong signal from my 6 and now 6s plus. They stream Netflix and YouTube from it without issue. Sometimes on of my kids's iPads won't connect to it but range and signal isn't the issue. Once it connects there's no issue.

I'll admit, I don't sit and run speed tests on their iPad via hotspot...as long as it works for steaming then I'm happy.

We do have home internet for our x box so I don't use hotspot for it.
 

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Yeah I agree when it connects it works fine but that seems to be rare
It's only one out of like 587853 iPads we have had that has had this issue. I don't feel that it is a "hot spot" issue. I suspect it is a software issue on the iPad since the others are fine. The reception looks fine and it can see it fine...it just says it can't connect over and over again.