Apple’s next-gen ‘iPhone 12’ may support 802.11ay Wi-Fi

According to Japanese-language blog Mac Otakara, Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 12” series may support a new Wi-Fi standard known as IEEE 802.11ay.

iPhone 12 802.11ay Wi-Fi. Image: Navy Blue iPhone 12 Pro render
Leaks purport a Navy Blue iPhone 12 Pro which may support 802.11ay Wi-Fi

Tim Hardwick for MacRumors:

802.11ay is the follow-up of IEEE 802.11ad, quadrupling the bandwidth and adding up to 4 streams of multiple transmission/reception. The new Wi-Fi spec, which uses the 60GHz spectrum, is still in the draft phase but is expected to be finalized by the end of 2020.

Tthe blog calls the wireless standard “ultra-short range,” which suggests it could be used to communicate between iPhones (i.e. AirDrop) and perhaps other Apple devices in close proximity.

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