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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mickeydean, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. mickeydean macrumors 6502

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    Anyone with a knowledge of the types of LTE chips available and thus the feasibility of a retina mbp with 4G?

    That would be true portability. Being tied to wifi sucks.
     
  2. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    Most people would use a puck or their phones (or 3G/4G enabled tablet) as hotspots when they absolutely needed it.
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    Laptops with LTE in them would need the same certifications in every country that LTE phones do. This would add to the cost. Not to mention add a little weight and negatively affect battery life.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    plenty of other threads about this - not happening...different countries/parts of world use different LTE frequencies so you would need different SKUs and different models.

    Plus it would overwhelm lots of networks.
     
  5. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Not if you set your phone up as a hotspot like everyone else.
     

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