Apple appears to be planning to introduce the first MacBook with 5G connectivity during the second half of 2020, according to information from the Chinese website DigiTimes.
Rumors come along with evidence that the world’s top three notebook makers – Lenovo, HP, and Dell respectively – are expected to deploy 5G-capable modems in their own notebooks as early as the second half of 2019, presenting strong competition for the market. consequently for Apple.
Because of this, the company needs to remain at the same high-performance level as its top competitors if it wants to grow more than the 1.7% rate it recorded between 2017 and 2018.
The site says Apple will present a different solution from its rivals, allowing the 5G transmitter to be more efficient and can achieve even higher speeds.
According to information, Apple is said to have to adopt a ceramic plate to achieve twice as much signal transmission and reception, but this will cost six times as much as metal plate models.
There are no details indicating when Apple should introduce the new 5G MacBook, but news should come in the coming months. With Apple’s purchase of Intel’s modem division, the company was expected to invest much more in technology in the coming years.