Wireless N for pending iPhone 4.5?

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  1. wesk702, Jan 5, 2011
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    wesk702 macrumors 68000

    wesk702

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    Possible? Is this an overhaul kinda thing or is it possible?

    Edit: I meant the 5ghz band
     
  2. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    In b4 someone says the iPhone already supports N.

    I think we will see it in iOS 5
     
  3. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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  4. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

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    It has N, but only supports 2.4Ghz, not the 5Ghz.
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I don't think any mobile phones support the 5GHz band with 802.11n.

    It requires another radio, and that makes the phone bigger and more expensive.
     
  6. Scott90 macrumors 6502

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    What is the difference end users would see if they did support 5GHz. ?
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I'm not a network expert, but I think there's some advantage to getting all your devices on the same 'n' network using the same frequency. Otherwise you're dragging down the speed of the network. (I think.)

    I'm pretty sure Apple's solution is to use the new Airport which can create both an 'n' and a 'g' network and you can assign the proper devices to the proper networks in order to keep your 'n' as fast as possible.

    ***There are probably a few errors in this post. This is how I understand it, though.
     

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