Is Apple just Anti 802.11N?

So the inevitable tear-down has been completed on the new iPod Touch. It’s “802.11n ready”

Ready? I’ll leave the

Then it occurred to me, the iPhone 3GS, not 802.11n either. Screen shot 2009-09-13 at 2.52.02 PM

Airport and Airport Extreme devices are 802.11n, so are Apple laptops. So why not the handheld devices? The only thing I can think of is, power. Since Apple certainly doesn’t mind putting it in other devices.

But is it that big of drain? It’s not like iPhones are exactly long lived on battery as it is. Why limit their wifi speed?

just a random thought, but it occurred to me that 802.11n isn’t new, draft n devices (including the aforementioned Apple ones) have been around for a while, and now that it’s ratified, what’s holding Apple back?

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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