According to a report by Digitimes Apple is working on a range of MacBooks with 5G connectivity.
A publication claims that HP, Lenovo and Dell will launch their 5G laptops by the end of this year while Apple will follow them and will launch their high-speed 5G MacBooks by the second half of 2020.
The world’s top-3 notebook vendors Lenovo, HP and Dell are set to introduce their first 5G models in the second half of 2019, and Apple is also expected to roll out its 5G MacBook series in the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.
Although Apple is way behind but has completed its integrated 5G MacBooks design. Apple’s 5G MacBooks will have high efficiency and superior high-speed transmission rates than its rivals. This is the first time we have heard about Apple working on MacBooks with 5G connectivity so this should be taken as a rumor as Digitimes has a mixed track record when it comes to the claims they make about Apple.
Apple previously considered launching a MacBook Air with 3G connectivity, Steve Jobs in 2008 said that the company went against it as it would bulk up the case and consumers would be locked to a specific carrier.
Apple received approval of 2 patents in 2016 allowing the tech giant to add LTE connectivity in its MacBooks. Those patents describe the use of a cavity antenna that runs parallel to Macbook’s hinge . Both patents also describe the use of NFC, satellite navigation, light speed wireless connectivity and more.
Qualcomm will supply the 5G modems for 2020 MacBooks while reports also suggest that Apple will build its own modem technology