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New Apple Macs to have Ultrafast 5G-802.11ac Wireless Support – OS X 10.8.4 code confirms

Apple is all set to release new Mac computers with native support for the next generation in wireless technology – 5G 802.11ac standard offering dramatic speed over earlier WiFi technology.

This was discovered during a code-analysis of Apple’s latest OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 beta, which was seeded to developers for testing purposes. The code was identified by one of the tipster inside the operating system’s WiFi-frameworks folder. Support for the next generation wireless standard is not found on OS X 10.8.3, which currently runs in the latest Macs.

The image below displays the code that was discovered.

OS X 10.8.4 code confirms

Earlier there were reports of Apple working with wireless chipmaker Broadcom to develop and produce 802.11ac chips future generation Macs, which now seems to be true with Apple getting its software ready for the next wireless standard.

The new wireless standard will offer extended range, improved WiFi fidelity and speeds, claimed Broadcom in a press release last year. It quoted:

“Broadcom’s 5G WiFi dramatically improves the wireless range in the home, allowing consumers to watch HD-quality video from more devices, in more places, simultaneously. The increased speed enables consumers to download web content from a mobile device faster and quickly synch large files, such as videos, in a fraction of the time it would take on a similar 802.11n device. Since 5G WiFi transfers the same volume of data at a much faster rate, devices enter low-power mode faster, which results in significant power consumption advantages.”

With this, you can expect support for the next standard in wireless technology – 802.11ac in all of Apple compatible accessories like AirPort routers and iOS devices of the future.

This story is sourced from here.

Arun Shekar
  • On April 10, 2013