Recent rumors suggest that Apple’s MacBook Pro and iMac computers won’t receive massive design overhauls this year, but we definitely expect new internal hardware. Among the possible changes to the iMac is a new 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi card.
Oddly, however, photos of the card were published two months ago by VR-Zone and are only surfacing now. The BCM94360CD Gigabit Wi-Fi card is manufactured by Broadcom and includes support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networks. It will reportedly replace the BM94331CD chip used in the 2012 iMac and, according to MacRumors, will offer three times the wireless data transfer speeds of the current generation chip, which operates on 802.11n Wi-Fi networks.
We’re not sure when we’ll hear the final specs of Apple’s new iMac, although we expect we might hear a bit of news on that front during the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference early next month.