Here's How Much Faster New iPhone Wi-Fi Is Than Your Old iPhone's

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus aren't just bigger and better than ever, they've also got some subtle internal upgrades. I'm not talking processors; the new iPhones are the first Apple handsets to ship with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and that gives them a hell of a speed boost, as you'll see in this handy video by iClarified.


802.11ac has already poked its head out in Androids and Windows Phones like the Galaxys S5 and Note 3, the HTC One, and the Nokia Lumia Icon, but this is the first time iPhoners will get a taste of the delicious speed. 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi connections can suck up data more than twice as fast as the old 802.11n, and it shows here as the iPhone 6 Plus gets a more than 2x Wi-Fi speed improvement over its older brother, and that translates to smoother web-surfin' and video-loadin' on your own home network.

The catch, of course, is that you have to have a router that can support this flavor of Wi-Fi too, and if you haven't updated your router in the past few years, you aren't going to benefit until you do. But if you needed something to give you a shove, maybe it's time. [iClarified]


So what do people do with their phones that warrant these kinds of speeds? Just curious.