Apple to Charge for 802.11 N software?

As most everyone knows, the latest Core 2 duo based Macintoshes have the latest wireless networking hardware that supports the latest N protocol. However, it looks like if you want the software to enable it, Apple may be charging a $5 fee to do so. According to this article on, the reason for this is the fine Sorbanes-Oxley laws, which if Apple did not charge for it, then it would really screw up their accounting. Or the more cynical among us may think that this is the first steps to charging for software updates via a software subscription service. Hmm….


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