Rumor: Apple May Eliminate White MacBook

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Adrian Hoppel

The white MacBook is gone, as of this morning. MBA is now the entry level Mac Notebook.

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sleazefrenzy

I think it would be a very big lost opportunity to discontinue the white Macbook. It's perfect as a student model. They could significantly drop the price of a plastic Macbook and make it the ultimate student must have. With low outdated specs and no pricey aluminium enclosure or SSD hard drive, it cuts out the fancy stuff that students wouldn't want to pay for, all they need is a cheap no nonsense system with reliable Mas OS running out of the box.

It would be nice if they released them in a variety of colours too, again increasing their student chic appeal, as well as a throw back to the iBook Clamshells and an era of Apple design that wasn't so drab and business oriented as it is now.

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SABOND21

I think it's logic step, because next generation of MBA will replace it - new processor, SSD and price (I believe)

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ZD26

Absolutely no way is this true… has anyone been in a school lately? K-12 have carts of the things by the dozens and they are everywhere in universities. I know calling the 13 inch aluminum model a Pro is a joke, but this is even worse. What would a Pro model be if there was nothing but Pros and anorexic MacBook Airs?

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Adrian Hoppel

Personally, I hope there is no way this is true. My white MacBook is my goto, and I would hate to see it dissappeared from the product line.

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shanecbryson

TERRIBLE MOVE. The MacBook Air is honestly a joke's worth of feature set and this would hurt Apple. Please Steve, think this one out a bit more. If you want to do something with the entry level MacBook, bring back the black one in the new unibody polycarbonate fashion.

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brandonwalkermedia

your honestly a joke! First the MBA is one of Apple's best sellers*. Second the average person (school) has no need for a DiskDrive anymore, If you need one theres AirDrive for $70**. Thirdly most people love the fact that the MBA is really light, it also makes perfect sense for a business user who Travel's a lot***. Bottom line if you want a mac to be average and a DiskDrive built-in but a MBP! That said they should keep the choice, but hay it's there business!

Sources:* Apple's 2nd/3rd Q sell's report. **I own a MBA/MBP/MP. ***I'm a business owner.

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shanecbryson

TERRIBLE MOVE. The MacBook Air is honestly a joke's worth of feature set and this would hurt Apple. Please Steve, think this one out a bit more. If you want to do something with the entry level MacBook, bring back the black one in the new unibody polycarbonate fashion.

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