Evidence points to 3G radios in Apple portables; ‘Macbook touch?’

“According to a recent job posting, Apple is looking to hire QA Engineers to test Macintosh hardware with 3G wireless WAN cards,” Seth Weintraub reports for Computerworld. “According to the job posting, the position is in the Mac Hardware Group (so it isn’t iPhone or iPod lines):”

The Comms Software QA team within the Mac Hardware Group is seeking a motivated QA engineer to perform quality assurance testing for new Apple CPU Products.

Weintraub reports, “Then it goes on to say that the QA engineer is going to be:”

Testing and reporting hardware, software, and device driver bugs for Communications technologies including AirPort (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v2.0, gigabit Ethernet, and/or 3G Wireless WAN in a detailed, timely manner.

Weintraub reports, “It then goes on to list, as a requirement:”

Must possess in-depth knowledge of one or more Comms technlogies [sic], including Gigabit Ethernet for consumer and enterprise-class workstations, Bluetooth v2.0, 3G Wireless WAN, and Wi-Fi [802.11] a/b/g/n including all associated security modes, authentication types and protocols for Access Points and Clients.

Weintraub writes, “Interesting. All of the same specs as a current MacBook, except with 3G wireless.”

Full article here.

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