2013 MacBook Air and Pro with increased WiFi speeds

 

By Posted 10 Apr 2013, 11:32

It was only yesterday when we looked at the possibility of Apple unveiling a minor update for their MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, due to there being several rumors of a GPU upgrade, amongst other new features. One of those new features could be a change to 802.11ac chips.

If this is true then we could see a new 2013 MacBook Air and Pro with increased WiFi speeds, well if a recent finding from some OS X 10.8.4 beta beta code is anything to go by. It seems that all the pieces are in place, as we already know Apple has been working with Broadcom in order to bring the new 802.11ac chips to upcoming Macs, and now it looks as though the software is being prepared to support faster WiFi as well.

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This is said to be the 5th-generation wireless standard and from what we know it could become much faster than a wired connection, and will allow you to download or stream content from a mobile device faster than before. The use of this 5G technology will also help to reduce power consumption, as the WiFi chip will be able to enter into its lower-power mode much faster.

Most of the rumors seem to suggest that the next MacBook Pro will see just a minor refresh, but the same cannot be said for the MacBook Air. The reason we say this is because this model has not seen a major update in several years, and current owners of the older versions now feel it’s about time the design was updated, as well as improving the display to Retina.

What changes would you like to see made to both the MacBook Air and Pro, and what are the chances of seeing new models at WWDC 2013 in June?

Thanks to 9to5Mac.

2013 MacBook Air and Pro with increased WiFi speeds