The Upcoming MacBooks Could Come With A 5G Connectivity
5G could be the next big thing once it is rolled out universally. While most of the 5G adoption is being pushed by carriers and smartphone makers, tech giant Apple could go all-in by integrating 5G in its MacBooks.
According to a report in Taiwanese newspaper Digitimes, Apple could launch MacBooks with 5G connectivity as soon as 2020. The report states that the tech giant could use a ceramic antenna component to improve connectivity and signal strength. Since Apple has not hinted at any development in this direction, it is a good idea to take this report with some skepticism.
With that said, Apple is working on launching 5G-enabled iPhones in 2020. If The Cupertino giant gets this timeline right, the possibility of a 5G-enabled MacBook being launched in the same year will be high.
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If Apple does launch a 5G-enabled MacBook in 2020, it is likely to use a ceramic antenna component instead of a standard metallic one. This should reduce interference and thereby improve signal strength and 5G speeds. The report claims that this could increase 5G speeds by almost two times that of a regular metallic antenna.
However, this could come at an increased cost of Apple. According To the report, the ceramic antenna component could cost almost six times as much as a regular metallic component. Given the premium that Apple charges for its products, the company might just be able to squeeze in this antenna without affecting the price too much.
It is not clear yet if Apple’s 5G MacBook will be a part of the Air or Pro line-up. As far as the launch time frame is concerned, Apple could ship in late 2020.