iMac Pro could arrive with cellular connectivity for theft protection

The iMac Pro is almost set to make its retail debut and little details here and there have started to present themselves ahead of the official retail launch. While it might have an A10 processor built-in, a new report suggests that it could also have built-in cellular connectivity.

According to Pike's Universum by way of MacRumors, by sifting through the firmware files, there were some interesting entries in regards to talks about mobile connectivity. While it is unknown whether this will indeed show up on the retail models, Pike's is speculating that the new units could offer some kind of location service that relies on a cellular connection. This would mean that the iMac could be tracked anywhere without the need for a home or office internet connection, which could be a desirable feature in a unit that costs at minimum $4,999. Furthermore, this feature would not be able to be disabled.

While this is all speculation at this point, Pike's does close stating that the other alternative option is that the iMac Pro will be able to make calls using a SIM card or that this code found in the firmware is just remnants from iOS for an iPhone. Luckily, we won't have to wait long to find out.

Source: Pike's Universum via MacRumors | Image via Apple

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