iPhone 802.11n

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpecialist, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

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    Ok now that the new Airport Express is launched with 802.11n support,
    isn't it logical that Apple makes the iPhone and iPod Touch compatible too?

    The reason I think this should happen is because if you have all 802.11n supported machines, you can run the 5Ghz option and thus have a faster network.

    But thanks to the iPhone you have to trottle it back to 2.4Ghz and it slowes down the rest of the network:(.

    I don't care about the speeds of 802.11n on an iPhone, g is fast enough for that.
    But just for the compatibility!

    Don't you all agree:confused:?
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Yeah, it'd be nice. Hopefully someone's designed a chipset that Apple can use that's small enough and battery-efficient enough to work well inside the next version of the iPhone.

    When I upgraded to an 802.11n router, I set it up as a 2nd wireless network in my house (bridged to my 802.11 b/g network) so it could run at its native speed.

    I'd love to be able to run just one wireless network again (and have it run at full speed). :) Its only the iPhones in the house that use b/g!
     
  3. viqas macrumors member

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    N does suck up a lot of power.... i think the mass would rather have 3g
     
  4. TheSpecialist thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wi-Fi is still faster then 3G..

     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    But WiFi is only any use when you are in a WiFi area. 3G is more widely useful than 802.11n, especially in a device of this sort.

    How many public 802.11n hot spots do you think there are?

    n will come no doubt, but I'd hardly call it a priority. A good g signal is more than enough for a tiny portable computer.
     
  6. TheSpecialist thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I too think you are right in that, but for me I just want N for the compatibility, no doubt I prefer 3G over Wi-Fi.
     

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