Which Macs, iPhones and iPads Support Wi-Fi 6?

Among the advantages of Wi-Fi 6 technology (also known as 802.11ax) is the possibility of significantly improving the speed of the data flow within the same network, making streaming, gaming, and other types of connections possible, without compromising speed and reliability. In this article, you will find the list of all iPhones, iPads, and Macs and in general all Apple devices that support Wi-Fi 6 as standard.

Wi-Fi 6 offers several advantages, among which an increase in data throughput on multiple channels (thanks to the greater bandwidth), allows to extend the battery life in the devices (thanks to more efficient communication mechanisms between the router and device as far as activation and deactivation is concerned), a reduction in latencies (allowing the router to handle large amounts of network traffic more efficiently), bringing the performance of wireless networks closer to wired ones.

To take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 you obviously need a compatible router (most manufacturers now offer routers with Wi-Fi 6 functionality) and devices that can take advantage of this connection. While Wi-Fi 6 is backward compatible with the 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 WiFi 6 becomes more and more the standard over the next few years, new devices will begin to integrate the technology as a core specification.

Many new-generation smartphones, tablets, and computers are compatible with this wireless standard. Below, we list Apple devices that are currently compatible with WiFi 6 between iPhone, iPad, and Mac:

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 2018 CPU and Mac Pro 2019 do not support Wi-Fi 6.

iPhone

  • All iPhone 11
  • All iPhones 12
  • All iPhones 13
  • iPhone SE 2nd and 3rd generation (2020 and 2022)

iPad

  • iPad mini 6
  • iPad Air 4 and 5
  • iPad Pro 11 “, 12.9” 2020 and 2021

Among the machines currently on the list, the entry-level iPad (9th generation) is the only one limited to Wi-Fi 5.

Other devices

  • Apple TV 4K 2nd generation (2021)

Apple Watch is not compatible with Wi-Fi 6 or even Wi-Fi 5. It obviously supports Wi-Fi connections with legacy 802.11b / g / n 2.4 GHz technologies. Same thing for HomePod mini.

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