Bluetooth 2.0+EDR for Power Mac?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Zoowatch, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    BT 2.0 is now available in the latest PowerBook and iMac models

    how come it never make its way into the latest PowerMac?
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    It has.

    To quote the PowerMac Technical Specifications page: "Networking: Dual 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet ports; integrated wireless antenna; optional AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (build-to-order option or through an Apple Authorized Service Provider)

    It's just not a default option as a lot of places don't need wireless with a PowerMac.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    iEdd

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    Desktops often don't need those things
    /says me who has G5 airported to the base station right next to it :p
     
  4. macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    Desktops do need Bluetooth for syncing and headsets, as well as Airport for wireless-only networks or places that you don't have CAT5... and people with base stations 3" away from the computer ;)
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    bodeh6

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    I believe people are asking too much for Apple to make things like these standard. Not many other PC makers even have the option to put in WiFi/BT into a desktop. Apple should not make them standard in my opinion.

    But I don't like how now on the Powermac you must order both or none. Before this revision you could order the BT and Wifi module's seperate or buy them together for a savings. No you have to get both even if you need only one.
     

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