Apple to Adopt 802.11ac WiFi Standard Across Product Line This Year

According to a report by Apple Insider, Apple has plans to adopt the new 802.11ac wireless standard across their products line this year. 802.11ac has a maximum speed of over 1 gigabit per second, which is more than three times faster than the current leader, wireless N. Broadcom, who is responsible for the wireless chips found in many mobile products (including Apple’s), will soon be releasing 802.11ac chips that feature better range and power efficiency than existing chips, and they are expected to make their way into Apple products throughout 2012. Keep in mind that in order to take advantage of wireless ac speeds, you’ll need to be connected to an ac compatible router. A few ac routers were shown off at CES, and consumer models should hit the market later this year.

[Apple Insider]

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