iPhone 7: Light-based Li-Fi wireless data technology

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iPhone 7: Light-based Li-Fi wireless data technology
iPhone 7: Light-based Li-Fi wireless data technology

Tech Giant Apple has been trying and experimenting with new technologies to make it’s next iPhone (iPhone 7) the best smartphone till date. Apple is trying many different things, like:- it’s move to go back to Glass-on-Glass Touch Panels leaving in-touch panels, in order to improve its display technology. Moreover, as confirmed from the top resources, APPLE IPHONE 7 MAY FEATURE INTEL’S BLAZING FAST Intel® XMM™ 7360 MODEM ditching Qualcomm.

So, now we can say that Apple has been With the Apple iPhone 7 which is yet to land later this year. Apple has been experimenting with light-based wireless data technology, Li-Fi, for it’s new Apple iPhone 7.

Li-Fi technology will in future enable faster, more reliable internet connections, even when the demand for data usage has outgrown the available supply from existing technologies such as 4G, LTE and Wi-Fi.

AppleInsider has since reportedly confirmed, coding in the latest versions of iOS 9.1 firmware mentions “LiFi Capability“. A super-fast Wi-Fi alternative, Li-Fi or light fidelity, was invented by Professor Harald Haas from the University of Edinburgh, and transfers data over the visual spectrum rather than via radio waves.

LiFi – a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data using visible light communication (VLC). LiFi technology is a ground-breaking light-based communication technology, which makes use of light waves instead of radio technology to deliver data.

It uses smart LED light bulbs that flash on and off very quickly, faster than your eye would be able to see, to send binary information.

It is so far measured to be about 100 times faster than some Wi-Fi implementations, reaching speeds of 224 gigabits per second. Late last year, smart Li-Fi LED lights, and during testing developed by a company ran a testand, it was able to send data through Li-Fi at up to 1GBps, which basically means you’d be able to download a HD film in just a few seconds.

Apple’s inclusion of the coding in iOS 9.1 may end up being a simple experiment by the Cupertino-based giant to make its devices compatible, and support for Li-Fi may not end up in the iPhone 7 at all. Techradar

Benefits of LiFi that can Apple use for it’s Apple iPhone 7:

  • Higher speeds than Wi-Fi.
  • 10000 times the frequency spectrum of radio.
  • More secure because data cannot be intercepted without a clear line of sight.
  • Eliminates neighboring network interference.
  • Unimpeded by radio interference.
  • Does not create interference in sensitive electronics, making it better for use in environments like hospitals and aircraft.

But it could also indicate that Apple may be developing its own Li-Fi enabling smart lightbulbs for the home that could work with future iPhones and iPads and other devices, like the Apple TV.

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