According to a recent job posting, the iPhone team at Apple is looking for a software engineer with expertise in WiFi a/b/g/n and related specifications. This could possibly indicate that the next gen iPhone 4G is finally going to support 802.11n WiFi standard. The job specifications are as follows.
Implementation of 802.11 a/b/g/n & related specifications.
802.11i/802.1x Security protocols
Good understanding of wireless RF technologies & co-existence issues of 802.11 PHYs with other Wireless interfaces like Bluetooth.
The support for 802.11n WiFi standard only makes sense as the rival phones like HTC HD2 and the Google Nexus One already has complete hardware plus software support for this industry standard. For those of you who don’t know, 802.11n WiFi is a faster networking standard that works up to five times faster and up to twice the range as its predecessor.
Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone at the annual WWDC 2010 conference, which will be held in summer of 2010. [via Gizmodo]
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