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Archived - Bluetooth: Macintosh Computers With Built-In Bluetooth

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Learn which Macintosh computers are available with built-in Bluetooth modules.

Any Macintosh computer with Mac OS X 10.2 or later and a USB port is Bluetooth capable. Bluetooth software is built in to Mac OS X 10.2 and later, and you can buy a USB Bluetooth adapter if Bluetooth isn't already built-in.

Some Macintosh computers come with a built-in Bluetooth interface:

  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch) - all models
  • PowerBook G4 (15-inch FW 800) and later models
  • PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.33GHz) and later models
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch) and later models
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch) and later models
  • MacBook - all models
  • iMac G5 - all models
  • iMac (Early 2006)
  • iMac (17-inch Late 2006)
  • iMac (20-inch Late 2006)
  • iMac (24-inch)
  • Mac mini - some models
  • Mac mini (Late 2005) - some models
  • Mac mini (Early 2006) - some models
  • Mac mini (Late 2006)

Others have the built-in Bluetooth interface available as a customizable option from the Apple Store:

  • Power Mac G4 (FW 800)
  • iMac (17-inch 1GHz)
  • iMac (USB 2.0)
  • eMac (USB 2.0)
  • eMac (2005)
  • Power Mac G5 and later models
  • iBook G4 and iBook G4 (14-inch) and later models

For more information on the Bluetooth technology, see What is Bluetooth?.

Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
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