Apple’s Mac OS X Snow Leopard hints at built-in 3G in future Macs

“Building on evidence that Apple is seeking to hire engineers to test new Macs with 3G Wireless WAN support, people familiar with the company’s plans say Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will incorporate new support for native WWAN hardware,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“These people report that the new version of the System Profiler application provided in Snow Leopard developer builds includes WWAN reporting under its network information section,” Marsal reports.

“System Profiler is used to compile hardware information; if Apple were only reporting information on third party USB 3G WWAN peripherals, something that Mac OS X already supports, those reports would continue to be included with other USB devices,” Marsal reports. “Instead, Snow Leopard’s System Profiler breaks out WWAN support on the same level as other technologies that are available from Apple, directly built into Mac hardware models, including the ubiquitous Bluetooth and AirPort as well as hardware interfaces that are only available on specific Mac models, such as the Fibre Channel and SAS of the Xserve and Mac Pro.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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