Apple brought Wi-Fi 6 to the iPhone 11 last year, so it probably shouldn’t be a big surprise that the new iPad Pro now has it too. If anything it’s more surprising that even the newest MacBook Air, released yesterday, still doesn’t include Wi-Fi 6 support.
Also known as 802.11ax, Wi-Fi 6 will offer faster speeds — up to 30–40 percent more, provided you’re connected to a Wi-Fi 6 capable router. The theoretical maximums are 1.2Gpbs on the 2.4GHz band and up to 4.8Gbps on the 5GHz band, which should allow the new iPad Pro to take full advantage of high-speed fibre connections.
More importantly, however, Wi-Fi 6 is also better at handling congested networks and promises some nice battery life improvements thanks to better power efficiency of the Wi-Fi radios and signalling.