Interesting info on iPod Lead Systems Engineer Job description...

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    https://jobs.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebO.../EbZc5vUPIQL42cELozA1pj98z76/4.2.22.9.2.0.9.3

    Now, why would they need GSM, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.116, Firewire and, *gasp* USB. :)

    Rumor away... it's MacRumors.com after all. :D
     
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    edvniow: It's a wireless standard like 802.11b. Do a google on it.
     
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    I did.
    Still can't find sh*t on it.
    Maybe if Google's Japanese translator didn't suck..........
     
  5. Anon macrumors member

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    Re: Interesting info on iPod Lead Systems Engineer Job description...

    IEEE 802.116 is probably a mistake by the HR person who wrote up the job description. They probably saw either 802.11b or 802.11G and thought the b or
    G was a 6. HR people don't always have much of an idea of what the company they work for actually does. I once knew one who worked for a computer company that thought a monitor was the computer itself and no the computer wasn't an iMac it was a PC.

    An iPod with wireless networking with rendevous is a facinating idea. Especially when you consider using it with a Phillips or other brand stereo or car stereo.

    Bluetooth may be there to dial numbers on you cell phone from your iPod. It could be a short range version of the wireless connection above or even used for bluetooth headphones. I'm personally not big on the idea of bluetooth headphones.

    USB would make sense since Apple is chasing the PC market with the iPod now. Very few PCs have firewire cards but most made in the last 3 years have USB.

    GSM is interesting..... Most likely for sending text messages via a cell phone. It also may indicate that a USB bus and/or bluetooth may be for input too. However if the iPod could send text messages without a cell phone...

    Very nice find MacCoaster
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    After I read a bit on it, you may be right. However, the mbps numbers for 802.116 doesn't... waaaaaaaaaaait...

    Lemme do a look on 11g.

    The aforementioned "116" is said to support up to 5.5 megabits per second according to this: http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cach...rs/02-05may.pdf+"IEEE+802.116"&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

    Yet, the 11g is said to support up to 55megabit.

    Maybe you're right, Anon, maybe a typo on the site.
     
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    Let's hope it isn't 802.11g cause that won't work with 802.11b. I could be 802.11a which works with 802.11b. It could also be 802.11x which works with both 802.11a & 802.11b. :)
     
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    No, let's hope it IS 802.11g cuz it's 802.11b backwards compatible since they're on the same 2.4Ghz frequency.
    It's 802.11a that's on a seperate one, 5Ghz I think.

    Gawd, all these numbers are sooooooooo confusing.
    I wish they'd get with one and stick with it, though shopping for wireless stuff isn't nearly as confusing as shopping for DVD burners.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    your lost whfsdude. .11g works with .11b. .11a does NOT work with .11b.
     

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