Airport

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tourada, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that "airport" has been renamed to Wi-Fi?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    I noticed. Good move by Apple. Why "AirPort"?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think that it is just another small feature in Lion that shows Apple is moving more mainstream. I think they are trying to hook new users and changing terms like "airport" to a more recognizable "wi-fi" is one way to make the transition easier.
     
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    Steve Ballmer

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    They are still using AirPort elsewhere, though. Either change everything to "Wi-Fi" or stick with AirPort.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lion still offers Airport Utility for their own devices. However, looks like they have removed just the name "AirPort" for wi-fi access. I agree, stick with Airport or remove it altogether.
     
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    rorschach

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    I think the idea is that AirPort will be used only when referring specifically to the AirPort Base Station while Wi-Fi will be used for any wifi connection. AirPort Utility configures the AirPort Base Station so it doesn't make sense to change that.
     
  7. celticpride678

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    Where are they still using "AirPort"
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing he was referring to "AirPort Utility". That is the only reference I see in Lion to airport.
     

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