WiGig

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Damstas, May 3, 2016.

  1. Damstas macrumors member

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    What do you guys think? Will we see WiGig in the upcoming Retina Macbook Pro:s? WiGig could enable variety of features with 7 Gbps transfer speeds. The most exciting and useful features would be wireless docking, which already works on Windows 10 PCs. Here is an short video on how it functions: .

    Just bring your laptop near a docking stations and it auto connects to your monitor, etc. :)
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Kind of like this?

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  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Hmm... So a decent resolution monitor (1440p) already requires about 5-6 Gbps. That doesn't leave a whole lot for, say, USB 3 external drives or an Ethernet connection. I get it for low-bandwidth stuff, but it isn't really powerful enough to support monitors or USB 3 in addition to other stuff.
    Correct me if I'm misunderstanding.

    - Is that not only for power?
     
  4. Damstas thread starter macrumors member

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    Isn't that only for charging things? WiGig is for data transfer and eliminating wires to connect to a external monitor etc.
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Yea, but apple has already laid the other half of the groundwork with Airplay and Handoff, no?
     
  6. Damstas thread starter macrumors member

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    They are similar, but not the same. If you bring your laptop near a monitor, what will happen? Nothing. With WiGig it would automatically connect to it.


    Seems that there are solutions for it to support up to 4K resolution.
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=wigig 4k
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Please don't limit your understanding to current implementation. There is nothing keeping Apple from tweaking the Airplay protocol to do just that.
     
  8. Damstas thread starter macrumors member

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    Sure they can, but you were posting solutions that aren't the same. If they are adding features to the Airplay, wouldn't they use the WiGig specification? That's why I'm talking about WiGig and not AirPlay. Would you want me to name this thread: AirPlay - new features based on WiGig?
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    They don't necessarily have to user WiGig. I'd imagine they'd just change how Handoff and Airplay work together. This is a case where Apple can adopt intel's tech or tailor their own. I happen to think they're going to take their own path.

    Apple is part of the Wigig group, but apple has a tendency of contributing to a standard, but rolling out their own (branded) implementation of it.
     
  10. Damstas thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I'm hoping for and as we don't know what the name will be or will it be incorporated with AirPlay or Handoff, possibly.

    BTW: Is the AirPlay casting based on Intel WiDi, or some other technology?
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I think the underlying frameworks are the same (they were developed in unison) but apple added features to better the user experience across their own devices.
     

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