AirPort Wireless Card, When's It Going Pre-N?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kwong2006, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. kwong2006 macrumors regular

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    Those cards that are on sale in Apple Store, when are they going Pre-N?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Presumably, soon.

    The built-in ones already are.

    But that doesn't mean there will ever be an 'n' version for older Macs.
     
  3. yippy macrumors 68020

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    There won't be an N version for older Macs ever. When Apple went from b to g the new g cards were not compatible with the older Macs that were designed for the b cards.

    In fact, now that all Macs I think have wireless built in already they might not even make an N version at all. At least not as a user installable part you can buy from the store.
     
  4. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

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    in the mac pro you have to pay extra for the card, its not on the motherboard
     
  5. mlrproducts macrumors 6502

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    I think in the not too distant future, that will no longer be the case.

    At some, presumably sooner than later, Apple will no longer sell a separate wifi card as all will be built in.
     
  6. arcsbite Guest

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    it would make sense to simply sell N cards, they already build them for use in Mac Pro machines
    and it would be a little unfair to shortchange us early adopters who have Core Duo machines with no N and removable Airport cards.
    Plus I don't see the upgrade from B to G being the same, G to N is a HUGE leap, it's also quite future proof for the foreseeable future
    as for selling machines wirelessly enabled and therefore not selling the part separately, maybe, but there will always be a market for people wanting to upgrade, and even repair, maybe they will only sell them to licensed repair places?
    I guess time will tell, but here's hoping.
     

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