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Snow Leopard to Support Native 3G Wireless WAN?

Snow Leopard to Support Native 3G Wireless WAN?

Posted May 7, 2009 at 3:22pm by iClarified · 3966 views
A new discovery in the beta of Mac OS X Snow Leopard suggests that Apple will incorporate new support for native WWAN hardware, according to an AppleInsider report.

The new version of the System Profiler application provided in Snow Leopard developer builds includes WWAN reporting under its network information section, shown in the artist's conception below. System Profiler is used to compile hardware information; if Apple were only reporting information on third party USB 3G WWAN peripherals, something that Mac OS X already supports, those reports would continue to be included with other USB devices.

Instead, Snow Leopard's System Profiler breaks out WWAN support on the same level as other technologies that are available from Apple, directly built into Mac hardware models, including the ubiquitous Bluetooth and AirPort as well as hardware interfaces that are only available on specific Mac models, such as the Fibre Channel and SAS of the Xserve and Mac Pro.


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