Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit LTE, but no UWB
Apple hasn’t pulled out any stops with the wireless capabilities in the new iPhone SE, which are almost a match for the iPhone 11. The new budget iPhone gains full Wi-Fi 6 support, which should help conserve battery life and deal with congested networks better — as long as you’re connecting to a Wi-Fi 6 capable router, of course, and there’s also Gigabit-class LTE.
What does appear to be conspicuously missing, however, is Apple’s U1 chip, which is used to support Ultra Wideband technology for locating objects more precisely and handling features like indoor navigation. This may not be a big surprise, since Apple also omitted the U1 chip from the iPad Pro, but it does suggest that it plans to keep at least some wireless features exclusive to the higher-end iPhone models, and likely means that iPhone SE owners won’t be able to take full advantage of Apple’s AirTags when they eventually launch later this year.