Is WiMac In the Air at Macworld?

Steve Jobs will reveal what's up his sleeve next at Macworld
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted Jan 13, 2008 11:13 AM CST
Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers the keynote address during the 2006 Macworld January 10, 2006 in San Francisco. Jobs announced a new iMac G5 with Intel Core Duo processor as well as the new MacBook Pro...   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – For Apple fanistas, Christmas—as in Macworld—is just around the corner. The annual Mac lovefest in San Francisco opens with a Steve Jobs keynote that usually reveals Apple’s latest and greatest, such as last year’s show-stopping iPhone. What’s in store next week? It could be the Mac helping WiMAX technology hit the mainstream, reports All Things Digital.

WiMAX technology is supposed to afford users high-speed Internet access even in moving vehicles, but adoption of it has been slow. A number of PCs already offer WiMAX cards, but networks are few, with Sprint the only big carrier to make it a major focus. Speculation that Apple could join the WiMax push has been fueled by the hoisting of banners reading “There is Something in the Air" during Macworld setup.