Like MacBook Pro, Apple’s new iMacs also offer speedy 450 Mb/s Wi-Fi

Apple’s new 2011 Macbook Pros inaugurated this new feature and now 2011’s new iMacs offer Wi-Fi capable of hitting up to 450 Mb/s, but Apple, so far, isn’t touting it, HardMac reports.

HardMac, which is a translation of the French site MacBidouille, explains that “Apple changed their Airport card and also installed 3 antennas (instead of 2 before) [which is required] to be able simultaneously to use 3 channels of 150 Mb/s.”

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“It is imperative to have a compatible base station, like current Airport Extreme and Time Capsule [and also use] 802.11n on 5 GHz and also to activate the option of widened channels,” HardMac explains.

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Thierry R.” for the heads up.]

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  1. Apple is the only tech company that consistently under-promises and over-performs!

    This couldn’t be any further from the culture that Microsoft polluted the world with in the 90’s.

  2. Apple is at a point now where it can sweat the small details since they have already handled the obvious. Innovations like reducing the headphone jack or ports is so commonplace to Apple, other companies are happy to just get anything to market, no matter how raw they may be Xoom, Playbook anyone. So happy that I have never owned anything but Apple starting with my Apple IIc!

  3. Makes you wonder why MS doesn’t start making their own hardware so they can control the entire component and software channel. And to think soooo many poo-pooed Apple for doing just that years ago. Now look who’s leading the revolution!!

    1. I’m waiting on a maxed out 27 imac as well.. its going to be a rocket… Current imac (Geekbench 2853) the new imac 27 i7 (Geekbench 11602) sans SSD…

    2. I ordered mine Tuesday night after work.
      Also maxed out, at least CPU and graphics anyway. Ram is much cheaper and easy to install myself.

      It shipped Friday. Monday it *should* be here… Cant wait… May have to head to apple store to play with one 😉

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