What is 802.11ay and what could it mean for the iPhone

By GIXnews

According to a recent rumor reported by Mac Otakara, the iPhone 12 set for release this fall will include 802.11ay wireless technology. It’s a super-fast, short-range wireless tech that has fairly limited uses, but it could be an exciting addition to Apple’s mobile lineup. Like Ultra Wideband in the iPhone 11, it’s a tech that may not be fully exploited at first, but could bring new capabilities down the road.

Here’s what you need to know about 802.11ay and how it may be used in the future iPhones.

WiGig version 2

About 10 years ago, the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (a group of companies including Apple, Intel, AMD, Broadcomm, Qualcomm, and others) got together to build a standard spec for wireless communication over the 60GHz frequency band. They called it WiGig because it offered gigabit speeds, but it’s official IEEE designation is 802.11ad.

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Source:: IT news – Networking