Apple actively contemplating 3G notebooks?

by admin May 5, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Apple may indeed have an interest in merging 3G cellular broadband into Macs, a job listing hints. The company recently announced an opening for a communications QA engineer, who would work full-time within the Mac Hardware Group at the company’s Cupertino headquarters. While mentioning routine duties for such a position, the listing also asks for someone who can test driver bugs relating to “3G Wireless WAN” connections, alongside Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

Unlike some computer builders, Apple does not offer the option of built-in 3G access for its notebooks. The company has in fact expressed a reluctance to incorporate 3G modems, citing the incompatibility of various networks, which could render the technology meaningless for many MacBook customers.

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