Rumor: Apple may include WiMAX in notebooks

Rumors are flying that Apple may unveil notebook computers featuring WiMAX during the Macworld event this week. The technology, which has been soft-launched by Sprint in Chicago, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., may be included in an ultra-portable 13-inch notebook computer and possibility across Apple's MacBook Pro line. Tech gossip rag Valleywag says banners throughout San Francisco's Moscone center, where Macworld is held, sport the tagline: "There's something in the air."

If true, the move could provide a nice boost for Sprint's planned nationwide rollout in 2008. Sprint so far has the major handset makers on board but no public commitments thus far from computer and consumer electronics companies. The question is: Would such a move be a risky one for the company? Tell us what you think.

For more about the Apple/WiMAX rumors:
- read this piece from Valleywag