Why is there still no built-in cellular data card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by daftna, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. daftna macrumors newbie

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    Apple and Cingular/ATT are now friends.

    I want to see a built-in Dataconnect card! Why is this not an option yet?
     
  2. CashGap macrumors 6502

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    Demand is probably fringe, and Apple doesn't have a "true" build to order process... it's more like "package to order".

    That said, bluetooth tethering to a capable phone or blackberry works great and doesn't require space in the laptop nor building in something that will be obsolete fast.
     
  3. daftna thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seems silly to me to not include it still. on my powerbook i can remove the battery and take out my airport card. I heard somewhere that there was a little free space in macbooks.

    In terms of portability you simply can't beat a built-in, always on cellular data connection. I'm busy! i don't want to worry if my phone is in the same room. I don't want to worry about making a call while i'm connected. I've tried the cingular/att connection and the difference between that and time warner cable in nyc is small enough for me to want to completely switch over.

    note to apple: i will buy a macbook as soon as this is available and not a day sooner.
     
  4. sportsnut macrumors regular

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    Because a built in card with ATT or any one carrier is a headache that Apple does not need. (iphone anyone)

    Besides my wireless usb modem which will work with desktops and laptops kicks any built-in dataconnect cards booty:cool:
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I think it'll be quite awhile till you get that Macbook, then.
     

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