Wi-Fi 6E is coming to iPhone 13s while second-generation AirPods Pro will launch before summer, new rumors say.
Two new rumors, one coming from the supply chain and the other from the hand of Barclays analysts, come to give us more details about the hardware that we could see presented this year and its features.
Wi-Fi 6E is coming to iPhone 13s while second-generation AirPods Pro to launch before summer, new rumors say
We have been waiting for an update on Airpods Pro for several months now. According to the latest rumors, Apple is planning a major redesign of these headphones, eliminating the characteristic dongle to go for a more rounded and compact design. What we do not know, however, is the date of arrival.
In this regard, DigiTimes reports that, according to its sources, Winbond Electronics will receive a strong demand that will completely fill its production capacity. According to the publication, the demand is for NOR flash memory that will be used in future AirPods Pro. Exactly what this memory will be used for is not specified, but it is implied that it could be for a new model. What is specified is an approximate date range: late first half of 2021.
With this, we could see the second-generation AirPods Pro appear at WWDC21, or by press release a few days before it, as already happened with some similar releases. In any case, it seems clear that the AirPods Pro is closer than far away.
We switch devices to talk about the iPhone 13. In this model, some small changes in components are expected, including the possibility of slightly reducing the size of the notch and, according to Barclays analysts, the arrival of Wi-Fi 6E. Blayne Curtis and Thomas O’Malley have published a research note explaining that Apple supplier Skyworks would be responsible for manufacturing the power amplifiers for Wi-Fi 6E.
The E variant of this technology offers better network and device performance, lower latency, and higher transfer rates by extending to the 6GHz network. This extension will also enable better spectrum utilization in locations with a high concentration of networks.