Apple may introduce new MacBooks with support for fifth-generation networks as early as 2020 (Apple MacBook C 5G 2020). This assumption was put forward by journalists from DigiTimes. If this information is true, it will be the first Apple laptop with a built-in cellular module. Is this what we have been waiting for the last few years?
First MacBook with 5G support
According to DigiTimes, the final design of the MacBook with 5G support has already been approved. Since the networks of the fifth generation use the mmWave range, and any signals of this type are blocked by the aluminum case, the company intends to use special ceramic elements in the notebook case.
Unfortunately, insiders did not report which particular model in question – Air or Pro.
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Such a decision, of course, will cost Apple dearly, but it is definitely worth it: the new type of antennas will provide the highest data transfer rate – at least twice as fast as traditional modems.
Apple and competitors
By the way, Apple will not be the first if it introduces a 5G cellular module in the MacBook. At the moment, the relevant solutions are preparing Lenovo, HP, and Dell – the first laptops with support for networks of the fifth generation will appear on the market before the end of this year.
3G / LTE MacBook
In the past, Apple has repeatedly planned to add a cell module to its laptops. The first modem could appear in the original MacBook Air, but Steve Jobs once spoke out strongly against the idea. According to him, the module would have taken up too much space in the laptop case, and at that time the engineers had the task to create the thinnest and most compact laptop possible.
However, after the death of Steve Jobs, Apple resumed work in this direction and even patented a MacBook with LTE support. However, this idea remained on paper and did not get its embodiment in a real product.
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