According to Mobile Today, a deal between Apple and the mobile network provider that will see the MacBooks bundled with an Orange 3G dongle is close to completion.
Orange currently offers a number of mobile broadband deals that bundle laptops from manufacturers such as Toshiba.
Although these laptops are normally free, the higher-priced MacBooks are unlikely to be.
Mobile Today said it expected them to be "heavily discounted for customers that commit to a two-year mobile broadband contract", however.
Orange's MacBook-bundled mobile broadband contracts are expected to be available later this year.
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