As Windows laptops add LTE, is now the right time for Apple to finally do it? [Poll] – 9 to 5 Mac


Apple has been toying with LTE-enabled MacBooks for many years. It even created a prototype MacBook Pro with a SIM slot and cellular antenna way back in 2007.

These days, doing so would be far neater, the latest Apple patent showing how the antenna could be hidden within the hinge mechanism, and an embedded virtual SIM could eliminate the physical one illustrated above. While the company has so far argued that using an iPhone’s WiFi hotspot or carrying an iPad provide plenty of options for mobile Internet use, the threat of competition from LTE-capable Windows laptops might just provide the nudge needed to change Apple’s mind …

Back in October, Qualcomm announced that it would be supporting LTE-Advanced in a range of upcoming products – notable among them, Windows 10 laptops.

Qualcomm […] today announced that it is extending its LTE modem technology leadership…



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