During the time, there were many rumors indicating the fact that Apple is planning to release various new devices such as a new iPhone, iPad mini or MacBook Air. However, as far as the low-cost iPhone rumor is concerned, it is not likely for Apple to release such device as the company decided to release various installment plans for its worldwide customers.
Now, the MacBook Air/Pros is the center of the discussion. The rumors indicate that the next generation of Apple’s incoming MacBook Air/Pros would contain 802.11AC Gigabit Wi-Fi Chips.
The Chinese VR-Zone source offered various interesting parts suggesting that the next Macs will contain 802.11AC boards, which are also expected to be announced at the Worldwide Developer Conference next month.
The Broadcom BCM94360CD PCI-E mini custom combo WLAN + Bluetooth card supports IEEE 802.11AC, the next standard in wireless computer networking. However, in the same time, the next generation wireless card are supposed to fit the current iMac and MacBooks, which could mean aftermarket updates could be possible.
The respective wireless card is appears to support IEE 802.11AX, a wireless standard also known as 5G or Gigabit Wi-Fi. In the same time, 802.11AC allows for speeds up to twice as fast as 802.11N, the preceding standard.
As far as the new wireless card is concerned, the fifth-generation of wireless protocol, 802.11AC sends data over two channels. Each one of these channels will carry single link speeds of 500 Megabits per second. Theoretically, the new standard wireless part should produce speeds of up to 1.3 Gbps.
Earlier this year, Apple was rumored to seal a deal with Broadcom, the manufacturer of the already-mentioned wireless card with 802.11 AC connectivity. These chips appear to become a part of the existing MacBooks, as well as Apple’s 2013 Mac lineup.
Moreover, in January, the Cupertino-based company revealed job listings, which offered insights that Apple was looking to hire experts in the new wireless standard. This could verify the existing rumors concerning the wireless “5G” cards.
Apple is expected to offer refreshed versions of its Mac lineup at this year’s WWDC. In addition, these new Macs may feature the next generation of Intel processors. In the same time, the Fruit Company plans to show off previews of the latest version of OS X and its iOS mobile platform at the well-expected developer conference. However, it is worth mentioning the fact that Macs are especially anticipated, considering various reports related to the Worldwide Developer Conference.