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Rumor: 2020 iPhones may support new Wi-Fi standard: IEEE 802.11ay

Apple’s 2020 iPhone line-up may support a new Wi-Fi standard known as IEEE 802.11ay that promises to deliver faster and longer range W-Fi networks, according to the Japanese blog MacOtakara. It’s still in the draft phase, but is expected to be finalized by the ned of the year.

It’s the follow-up of IEEE 802.11ad, quadrupling the bandwidth and adding MIMO up to four streams. It will be the second WiGig standard. 

MIMO is a wireless technology that uses multiple transmitters and receivers to transfer more data at the same time. WiGig, alternatively known as 60GHz Wi-Fi, refers to a set of 60 GHz wireless network protocols. It includes the current IEEE 802.11ad standard and IEEE 802.11ay.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.