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.
There’s no doubt that Apple’s latest MacBook Air is a hot item with consumers, and rumors have recently pointed to a refresh coming down the pipeline any day now. A new report claims that inventory is constrained at major retailers, which is usually a good sign that a new model is on the way.
File this story under "cautiously optimstic": Rumors are swirling that not only might we expect a refresh of the Macbook Air line soon, but that there might be a black finish option alongside the standard aluminum.
This year’s Computex trade show isn’t all about tablets, as Intel proved overnight with an update on its processor plans for the future. They include Ivy Bridge, a next-generation architecture that will power a new class of “no compromise” laptops that look strangely familiar to Apple MacBook Air fans.
We know that Apple’s ARM-based A5 processor runs like a champ inside the iPad 2 (and is likely heading to the next iPhone) -- but could it also someday soon be powering the likes of a MacBook Air as well?