Sneaky Apple. I remember back in the day they made me pay for an upgrade to iChat AV (as opposed to the regular iChat at the time) when iSight came out. Now if you have an Intel Mac and you want to use it with Apple’s new 802.11n-capable Airport Extreme Base Station, you’ll need to shell out $4.99 for a software patch allowing you to use it. Seems Apple has been secretly shipping 802.11n inside Intel-based Macs for awhile now.
Oh well. If you want the speed and it’s worth it to you, just get it over with quickly so pain and sadness are reduced to an absolute minimum.
Apple to impose 802.11n unlocking fee on Intel Mac owners [Apple Insider]