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New MacBook Air to Launch at End of June?


A brief Reuters report relays information from Taiwan's Economic Daily that claims that the new MacBook Air will go on sale in late June.

The paper seems to cite the same production numbers from an analyst report earlier this week, but adds the "late June" timeframe for launch.

The new Sandy Bridge-based MacBook Airs have been rumored to be coming in the June-July timeframe.

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41 months ago



All of these Air rumors are killing me! Come on Apple, just release this thing so I can give you all my money.

This.

I wish I could cryogenically freeze myself until this damn thing is released. The anticipation is giving me heart murmurs
Rating: 9 Votes
41 months ago
For the 1000000th time...Lion is free for any macs purchased from now until its release (whenever in July). You won't have to pay the $29

It would make more sense for Apple to release the MBA's first, then Lion later, so they have two great announcements, instead of just one.
Rating: 6 Votes
41 months ago
so many MBA rumors, they've been demoted from the front page.

everyday i think about caving early and buying something now. everyday i convince myself to keep waiting.

when i finally get one, i won't even be happy. i'll just stare at it, empty inside. it will stare back. we'll sit there like that for a while. then it will go to sleep. then i will go to sleep, forever.
Rating: 6 Votes
41 months ago
Backlit keyboard, please.
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago

Wonder how thin it will be. If it doesn't get thinner, I think many people will be seriously disappointed at Apple losing the Job's Rule.


Mac design changes happen once every few years. This new refresh won't be any thinner than what it is today.
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
how late june?!!???? next week, the week after. GIVES it TO mE NoOWw!!!!
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago

Backlit keyboard, please.


and 8GB of RAM :D
Rating: 1 Votes
41 months ago

so many MBA rumors, they've been demoted from the front page.

everyday i think about caving early and buying something now. everyday i convince myself to keep waiting.

when i finally get one, i won't even be happy. i'll just stare at it, empty inside. it will stare back. we'll sit there like that for a while. then it will go to sleep. then i will go to sleep, forever.


One of the most poetic posts ever. Thank you for that.

Hopefully, it will have a backlit keyboard to act as a nightlight while you sleep.
Rating: 1 Votes
41 months ago
How can people wish for an 512GB SSD or 8GB RAM and not an Ethernet port? Wifi at any speed is SLOW, the USB Ethernet adapter is SLOW. Do *not* suggest that a Thunderbolt adapter is OK, because it isn't. A monster dongle hanging off the Air just to get *decade old* networking technology is 'tarded. The minimal set of ports to make it portable without extra junk is

- USB
- Thunderbolt/DP
- SD
- Ethernet

It is super lame that the current 11" doesn't have SD. And yes, they could have put it on there. One thing I despise about Apple is the musical chairs game they play with you so that no one of their computers has all of what you need. And no, it's not what *I* need, it's a simple matter of giving their machines RANGE.

The 13" (Un)Pro has a junk screen res. Just lose the darn thing and give us good Air models.

And NO, the Air will NOT be released with 8GB, because that would mess up their musical chairs game with the Pro models. 8GB puts it in the same mental space as Gigabit Ethernet occupies, so they will NOT put 8GB in it.
Rating: 1 Votes
40 months ago


HD = Hard Drive
HDD = Hard Disk Drive
SSD = Solid State Drive

"SSD HD" technically isn't incorrect; "solid state drive hard drive" is redundant and wordy, not wrong. Most people just believe that HD is a shortening of HDD. "SSD HDD" would be wrong.
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It is my impression that a hard drive is another way of referring to the hard disk drive.
At least to my ears you could call the SSD for a Solid State Disk drive, just like you could call the hard disk drive a hard drive.
I may be wrong, but I see the Hard Drive as a general shortening of the Hard disk drive, rather than a category which both the HDD and the SSD belong to.
Rating: 1 Votes

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