Device manufacturers can keep springing surprises on the customers from time to time and even before some of the top ones in the business develop a plan, those good at picking up the bits and pieces of information keep the world informed on what is coming. Apple Inc is expected to reveal that a SIM based MacBook may be part of its medium-term plans. This could be one of the highlights of this yearâ€™s Apple WWDC conference in the middle of June.
Quoting sources who may be clued in on the inside happenings in the tech-giantâ€™s Cupertino headquarters, there are also speculations on what all one can expect at the developersâ€™ conference this year.
One major announcement could be the next version of the OS, iOS 12. There is even another rumor that suggests that Apple is working on cutting down the differences between the MacOS and iOS and this could happen with the new device being predicted, with a MacBook, powered by an ARM processor and run on a hybrid OS that could be a cross between the MacOS and iOS.
This â€˜hybridâ€™ computer will also come with LTE capabilities under a project codenamed â€˜Starâ€™.
A touchscreen display and the provision to use an external keyboard as seen on the 2-in-1s will be witnessed in this new MacBook as well. GPS will be in-built, and it would be sport a water-resistant body.
One must hasten to add that the proposed device might actually reach the market only by 2020 or earliest towards the end of 2019. As of now, a few pieces have been built and delivered to the companyâ€™s testing department, if these reports are to be believed.
The total shift from Intel processors to ARM is also something on the cards with Apple having initiated this quite a while back.