“An unproven but seemingly credible source has told AppleInsider that a new wireless module is allegedly in the works for Apple that will deliver third-generation cellular Internet access in a future Mac notebook model,” Aidan Malley reports for AppleInsider.
“Declining to provide company names due to the sensitive nature of the work, the industry source claims that Apple has asked for a PCI Express mini-card adapter that would be integrated within its portables and provide WWAN (Wireless Aide Area Network) connections without resorting to an external ExpressCard or USB modem,” Malley reports.
Malley reports, “What’s unclear from the report, however, is which networks Apple is looking to support. The source was unable to identifying whether or not Apple would produce a card for EVDO Internet access, which is supported by Sprint and Verizon in the US, or HSDPA, supported by AT&T and European carriers.”
“The contact shortlisted the MacBook Pro as a possible candidate, but declined to say whether the adapter would be ready in time for the near-future update. Then, of course, there’s also that sub-notebook due out from the Cupertino-based Mac maker around year’s-end,” Malley reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]