July 21, 1999: WiFi Introduced...By Apple

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    That's why I think the Blu-Ray rumors are pretty likely. Apple likes to adopt technology early.
     
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    WiFi is one of the best inventions ever! I have no problems says this!
     
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    So Apple was one of the first to put WiFi in a computer?
     
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    I don't know for sure, but Apple was at least among the earliest adopters.

    The actual 802.11b standard was ratified in September 1999, so that should tell something. ;)
     
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    So who started WiFi? or how did it get started?
     
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    they were the first.
     
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    Oh thats so crazy... You have to love when things come together like that... Now only if some mediums like Blue Ray and HD-DVD could come together or maybe even all music players could come with a single format...

    I mean think about how hindered we'd be if it wasn't all WiFi...

    And think about how far we could be going if it wasn't a battle between Blue Ray and HD-DVD but just one fomat, and apple was putting it in the new desktop. - (okay maybe a little dramatic, but our lives would be easier).
     
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    Depends on what you mean by "WiFi". Apple was the first to ship 802.11b standard hardware with a computer. 802.11 stuff was around well before this, however.
     

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