If you ask me to name the biggest feature that I miss on my MacBook, then my instant answer would be not having LTE functionality on it. Most portable Apple devices that includes iPhone, iPad and even Apple Watch offer cellular internet connectivity, however even in this age Apple has not offered the same on its portable computers.
If a new rumor is to be believed, then this might change in the future as Taiwanese website DigiTimes is claiming that Apple is preparing to launch 5G equipped MacBooks in the late 2020. Apple will be following the lead of prominent PC makers that includes HP, Dell and Lenovo, which are expected to launch 5G equipped notebooks in later half of 2019.
According to the report, Apple’s 5G enabled MacBooks will feature a ceramic antenna component, which will allow improved cellular reception and transmission speed. Other manufactures are not expected to use this type of antenna component, giving Apple’s devices a noticeable lead in 5G performance over its competitors. In fact according to DigiTimes the use of ceramic antenna component results in twice as fast speeds. However this speed comes with a price tag as this type of antenna costs six times more than the standard components.
While the 5G enabled MacBooks are rumored to launch in late 2020, Apple is also expected to launch new 16-inch MacBook Pro, which will be replacing the 15-inch MacBook Pro. This new model is expected to feature a larger edge-to-edge display in the same body design as current generation. This upgraded model is said to have a starting price of $3,000.