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Rumor: upcoming Macs should be compatible with the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard

cone - Wi-FiHours after talking about the next iPhone and iOS 7, the site The Next Web it returned with another hot news: the next Macs may bring chips compatible with the Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac, which provides a much greater bandwidth for wireless networks (using frequency channels from 80MHz to 160MHz).

Also known as Wi-Fi 5G, it transfers data at up to 1.3Gbps, while the current 802.11n standard reaches a maximum of 450Mbps.

() If the work is on schedule, they (the chips, supplied by Broadcom) should be part of the new line of Mac computers. Nothing has been said about whether Apple introduces similar chipsets in iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, Time Capsules or other products.

Apple was one of the pioneers in mass selling Wi-Fi compatible computers and was also one of the first to use the 802.11n standard. There is nothing more natural than to start adopting the new super-fast standard as soon as possible, placing it also on its peripherals related to this.

We have talked about this possibility since last year. Will it now go?

(via AppleInsider)