No Wi-Fi ax in the 2019 MacBook Pro...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DeanLubaki, May 23, 2019.

  1. DeanLubaki macrumors 6502a

    DeanLubaki

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    Why???
    I remember a time where Apple fitted n Wi-Fi cards into its Mac without telling anyone before the new specification was released and allowed people to enable it later.
     
  2. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    It has native support in one of the next upcoming CPUs I think, but not the current ones. The 802.11ac implementation is very strong though, aside from the nTB. It’s still a better performer then many of the current ax deployments.
     
  3. kwikdeth macrumors 65816

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    it took an incredibly long time in technology standards to ratify 802.11n. The inclusion of n on macs prior to certification really had nothing to do with Apple being generous and was more the result of the manufacturers of chipsets moving to the new tech that was almost certainly going to be ratified as-is, and could be updated with minimal firmware changes. purely an economic matter.
     
  4. DeanLubaki thread starter macrumors 6502a

    DeanLubaki

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    I see!
     
  5. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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    FYI...

    The iFixit teardown is showing that the new MPB has same wifi module as iMac Pro, Mini, previous Macbooks, etc. So, no real changes other than keyboard and processor bump.
     

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