Many manufacturers – including Apple favourite, Broadcom – have already launched chipsets that support the new standard.
Many of which were launched and demoed at CES 2012 despite the fact that the 802.11ac has not yet been officially finalised as a standard.
According to reports, developments with 802.11ac 5G Wi-Fi are occurring at a much faster rate than previous standards.
The 802.11ac standard, according to Apple Insider, ‘promises better networking range, improved reliability, and more power efficient chips, thanks to parallel advances in reducing chip size and enhancing power management.’
Broadcom is coming out with BCM4335 chip that will utilize 5G WiFi & lessen the interference the iPad 3 currently suffers from with its WiFi.