Apple users must pay for faster Wi-Fi

by admin January 19, 2007 at 8:40 am

Some MacBook Pro and MacBook customers have the faster 802.11n Wi-Fi chip already sitting in their systems, but it will cost $2 to light it up.

Apple on Thursday confirmed reports that it plans to charge customers a fee to download software that will enable the 802.11n capability in the Wi-Fi chips found in some MacBook and MacBook Pro systems. But it won’t cost $5 (?Ǭ£2.53), as many reports indicated. It will cost $1.99 (?Ǭ£1), and will be available on Apple’s website, said Lynn Fox, an Apple spokeswoman.

Every Mac with Intel’s Core 2 Duo or Xeon processor has the 802.11n chip, except for the 17-inch iMac with the 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo chip, Apple announced last week at Macworld.

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