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RSS FeedsWith Apple 5G modems coming, would you buy a 5G MacBook?
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11 may 2021 21:30:07

With Apple 5G modems coming, would you buy a 5G MacBook?
(iMore iPhone)

A recent analyst report claimed that Apple`s 2023 iPhone will be the first to feature an Apple-designed 5G modem. That`s something that`s been coming ever since Apple bought Intel`s failed modem business and Apple does love to have control over as many of the chips inside an iPhone as possible. But an Apple modem does have another potential home – MacBooks. People have been begging Apple to put a cellular modem into MacBooks for years. Probably since before the iPad got it, but my memory isn`t that good. It`s yet to happen, but could an Apple modem fix that? Possibly. But probably not. As much as Apple`s wish to control the chips does sometimes inform design and feature set decisions, I don`t think that`s the case here. Apple could have put a Qualcomm or Intel part into a Mac before today. Other vendors already do it. The problem isn`t so much hardware, but software. I`m not the first person to say this, but macOS just isn`t yet set up for an always-on connection – especiall...

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