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#31 Shadrack

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:28

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.


Eeeeeeeeeeeee! You clicked on the article and made an informed comment instead of an ignorant one . That's not allowed around here. Mods!


#32 benthebear

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:48

No one ever refers to WiFi standards by generation number. The attempt here is to fool customers by confusing WiFi standards with LTE.

"Oh did you hear Apple has 5G now. Android is still only 4G." I can hear it already.


Bit of a stretch, but ok...

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:57

Broadcom has been referring to its 802.11ac chips as 5G WiFi solutions for almost a year now.
http://www.broadcom.....php?id=s637241

Now that there are rumours of Apple using these chips though, we should all just blame them for it. We'll also skip over the fact that the article only refers to the Mac lineup getting the chips initially, rather than iPhones, which aren't mentioned anywhere in it. Bleat on, anti-Apple sheeple.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:06

Broadcom has been referring to its 802.11ac chips as 5G WiFi solutions for almost a year now.
http://www.broadcom.....php?id=s637241

Now that there are rumours of Apple using these chips though, we should all just blame them for it. We'll also skip over the fact that the article only refers to the Mac lineup getting the chips initially, rather than iPhones, which aren't mentioned anywhere in it. Bleat on, anti-Apple sheeple.


Not that I'm pro or anti Apple, no dog in the fight, but I did notice that these are for Macs and not iPhones.

Of course, the populace at large aren't hip to all the cool techy lingo, and if they hear 5G they will think phone.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:07

Not unless it refers to 5Ghz wifi... which is what a lot of people call it. this is gonna confuse the hell out of people.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:21

iFi anyone ... :woot:

#37 The Teej

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 14:27

iFi anyone ... :woot:


That's what Southern English people already refer to Hi-Fi as ;)

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 23:57

Should be 5th Gen not 5G

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:57

how did apple even get pulled into this thread? :s

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 17:39

how did apple even get pulled into this thread? :s

because the OP had the title as "Apple referring ..." until a mod changed it to be correct