After Amazon had boasted about faster WiFi on the new Kindle Fire HD launch, Apple is not one to let a rival steal the stage. The company has announced that the new iPhone 5 boasts, along with 4G LTE support for faster Internet speeds, faster WiFi connectivity. The device supports the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz band on 802.11n standard for speeds up to 150 Mbps.
Coupled the faster Internet performance thanks to speedier WiFi radios and LTE modems, the iPhone 5 with the new Apple A6 processor should be a powerful workhorse.
Unlike Amazon’s press conference where the company boasted dual channel antennas for wireless, Apple did not give specifics about the WiFi radio or antennas for the iPhone 5.
Given that most carriers are moving to metered data plans, faster WiFi wireless radios on the iPhone coupled with faster hotspot connections will help users connect to the Internet with faster speeds without having to rely too much on LTE for mobile broadband. As WiFi hotspots are becoming increasingly available in major cities, this will help users keep their wireless costs down while streaming movies, downloading content, and uploading photos and videos.
With Apple moving to the cloud for its content with iCloud, having fast, reliable Internet connection will be a key selling point of mobile products moving forward in an even more connected space.
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