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#1 Lord Method Man

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:23

http://bgr.com/2013/...t-wi-fi-279474/

As though that isn't intentionally confusing enough, people will now start thinking Apple invented it. :rolleyes:

Edited by John S., 03 January 2013 - 04:32. Reason: title edited for accuracy rather than flamebait



#2 Jason S.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:28

idk why they had to come up w/ that monicker... just called it 'wireless-ac' or 'ac-wireless'

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:28

Patent pending :laugh:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:29

I bet this will be the big new feature too, plastered all across the box to make idiots think its on the now better than 4g network 5g!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:32

so this is just to make idiots think the next iPhone which is "5G" is somehow better then 4G LTE phones? sure seems like it... even though this is for 802.11ac not a cellular spec

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:32

Where does it say that Apple will use that as the marketing name?

The image which says "5G WiFi" is a marketing image from Broadcom, not Apple.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:33

idk why they had to come up w/ that monicker... just called it 'wireless-ac' or 'ac-wireless'


that'd just confuse stupid people and make them think its wireless electricity

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:35

Where does it say that Apple will use that as the marketing name?

The image which says "5G WiFi" is a marketing image from Broadcom, not Apple.

Either way whoever came up with it needs to pick something else, this will just confuse people later.

I have a 5g and a 4g phone, is that 4g or 4g-lte, no no its 5g and wireless n, wait what?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:36

that'd just confuse stupid people and make them think its wireless electricity


Stupid ppl don't even know wtf ac or dc means. So they would just think wireless air conditioning. LOL!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:40

Patent pending :laugh:



im sure its in the work

#11 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:43

Pretty sad there are some people in here flipping off the hook about this...

Nowhere does it show that Apple is referring to it as such.
In fact, it's actually Broadcom that came up with the term... http://www.5gwifi.org/

Try again?...

#12 ir0nw0lf

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:44

Patent lawsuit pending :laugh:

More like that LOL. :rofl:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:46

is it really 5th generation? i thought it would be up around 8 or 10th?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:46

Pretty sad there are some people in here flipping off the hook about this...

Nowhere does it show that Apple is referring to it as such.
In fact, it's actually Broadcom that came up with the term... http://www.5gwifi.org/

Try again?...


I don't care who came up with it. I just thought it was funny about the wireless-ac and stupid people comment. So I responded to that.

#15 Jason Stillion

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:49

So there trying to confuse Wifi Speed with there Mobile Data Speeds with this....