Kish was recently at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., where a Ruckus Wi-Fi network had been installed, for a live event. He speed-tested his Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone in the network: 60.33Mbps download, and 58.78Mbps upload.
“60Mbps is a serious amount of throughput to a mobile device under real-world conditions!” he says. “I have my fingers crossed that the iPhone 5 delivers similar results.”
This is my favorite new feature of the iPhone 5. I’ve always run my home 802.11n network on 5GHz only; up until now, all my iPhones have hooked on to the alternate 802.11g network I run simultaneously. I wanted my iMac to have maximum speed and throughput in the house, since that was the device most likely to need the extra oomph. (The Apple TV is wired into my Airport via Ethernet.) Finally, the iPhones in the house can join in at proper n speeds without me having to compromise my other devices. Should make those wireless backups and AirPlay run much smoother.