KT, Apple sign WiMax wireless deal for iPods, MacBooks

Apple has signed a tentative deal with South Korean broadband service provider KT Corp. to provide third-generation communications access for upcoming products such as iPods and MacBook laptop computers, reports the Yonhap News Agency.

According to the report, the deal calls for the use of WiBro, the Korean variant of the WiMAX standard, in upcoming products, suggesting that Apple will be adding further high-speed wireless connectivity to its next-generation portable devices. Further details, such as a possible rollout date, have yet to be revealed.