New Apple Device-- VoIP?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by keysersoze, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. keysersoze macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    The New York Times had a lengthy write-up on Apple on 4/25. The NYT internet site requires a subscription (which I have) and therefore I am able to provide the following bit; the article speculates Apple may move into the Voice over Internet Protocol market...

    "Last year, the company quietly added two new wireless standards, known as 3GPP and 3GPP2, to its QuickTime software for sending and receiving multimedia over digital cellular networks. Because Apple was an early leader in the Wi-Fi market with its airport wireless networking base station, the reasoning goes, the company may be hard at work on a line of digital mobile phones that would take the company into the fast-growing voice-over-Internet-protocol, or VoIP market."

  2. crenz macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2003
    Shanghai, China
    Would be nice! I still have trouble to get X-Lite to work with my firewall -- it just disconnects during calls :(.
  3. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    apple had wifi out before it was wifi. in the mid 90's apple had built in wireless networking on many performa models. back then they used 802.11b and now they use 802.11g.
  4. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2003
    New Jersey USA
    I am pretty sure 802.11b was not available with the Performas. Yes, they had WiFi very early on, but it was in year 2000 with G4 and iMac machines.

    That said, some other wireless tech may have been available to pro machines back then, as a long time Apple owner I am sure it was not mainstream or I would have purchased it.

    If you have specific info on wireless performas (not just IR) please post details, for general history purposes.

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