Among the advantages of Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ax) is the ability to significantly improve the speed of data flow within the same network, making live broadcasting, gaming and other types of connections possible, without compromising speed and reliability: in this article you will find a list of all devices iPhones, iPads, Macs and in general all Apple devices that support Wi-Fi 6 as standard.
Wi-Fi 6 offers many advantages, among which is increased data transfer speed on multiple channels (thanks to greater bandwidth), allowing longer battery life in devices (thanks to more efficient communication mechanisms between the router and the device as far as activation and deactivation are concerned) , and reduce latency (allowing the router to handle large amounts of network traffic more efficiently), bringing the performance of wireless networks closer to wired networks.
To take advantage of Wi-Fi 6, you obviously need a compatible router (most manufacturers now offer routers with Wi-Fi 6 functionality) and hardware that can take advantage of this connection. While Wi-Fi 6 is backward compatible with older 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), you obviously need a Wi-Fi 6 compatible device to take full advantage of the features and benefits of the standard in question. As Wi-Fi 6 becomes more and more the standard over the next few years, new devices will start incorporating the technology as a core specification.
Many new generation smartphones, tablets, and computers are compatible with this wireless standard. Below we see Apple devices that are currently compatible with Wi-Fi 6 between iPhone, iPad and Mac:
- MacBook Air M1 2020
- MacBook Pro 13 M1 2020
- MacBook Pro 14″ 2021
- MacBook Pro 16″ 2021
- iMac 24 M1 2020
- Mac Mini M1 2020
- Mac Studio 2022
- MacBook Air M2 2022
- MacBook Pro 14″ 2022
Of all the Macs currently on the list, only the Mac mini with Intel CPU 2018 and Mac Pro 2019 don’t support Wi-Fi 6.
- All iPhone 11
- All iPhone 12
- All iPhone 13
- iPhone SE 2nd and 3rd generation (2020 and 2022)
- iPad mini 6
- iPad Air 4 and 5
- iPad Pro 11″ and 12.9″ 2020 and 2021
Of the devices currently on the list, the entry-level iPad (9th generation) is the only one that is limited to Wi-Fi 5.
- Apple TV 4K second generation (2021)
The Apple Watch is not compatible with Wi-Fi 6 or even Wi-Fi 5. It obviously supports Wi-Fi connections at the old 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz technologies. Same for the HomePod mini.
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