As widely rumored in recent weeks, Apple introduced OS X Lion on Wednesday along with a shotgun blast of updated hardware where it will come preinstalled. The MacBook Air line got a refresh with all of the rumored features in tow, but we have some bad news for white MacBook lovers.
New reports indicate that, according to analysts, Apple may be removing the (now) classic white MacBook from its lineup as early as this fall. The white, polycarbonate, unibody MacBook, currently starting at $999, has served as the entry level Mac notebook computer since it was launched in 2006.
If this rumor is true, could the MacBook Air, also starting at $999, hold its own as the entry level Mac notebook?
We know, we know: You’re sick of waiting for OS X Lion and tired of hearing false rumors about its imminent arrival. But bear with us, because Wednesday is looking like a likely day for its release, if rumors of some new visual merchandising at Apple retail stores around the world are to believed.
There was no Lion release party this week, like so many had predicted; and there were no hardware refreshes announced. But just you wait! shouts the rumor machine. Next week things are gonna go big big big. Well, we did get Spotify this week, which was a definite plus, so what the heck else happened in the land of Apple? Check out the top ten hottest news stories and get an eyeful yourself.
The rumor mill seemed certain that Apple was going to release OS X Lion (along with new MacBook Air models) on Thursday, July 14 that many people felt disappointment, anger or outright betrayal -- despite the fact the company never confirmed the rumor in the first place.
It’s widely believed that Apple will push out a refreshed MacBook Air this month, bringing Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and possibly high-speed flash memory to the slim laptop with OS X Lion preinstalled. But the company may have one more surprise in store, with the return of the backlit keyboard.
With Apple widely rumored to be introducing refreshed MacBook Air models on or shortly after the release of OS X Lion this month, little is known about what might be different from the existing versions, but a new report claims the company may be using faster flash memory for the diminutive notebook’s storage.