Apple Discontinues White MacBook [Updated]

Wednesday July 20, 2011 6:06 AM PDT by Eric Slivka
Following a report just yesterday claiming that Apple appeared to be phasing out the white MacBook in favor of the entry-level MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, Apple today has done just that, removing the machine from the list of product lines on its Mac page.


The white MacBook had been sold for $999, a price matched by the entry-level MacBook Air, but the MacBook Air offers a smaller display, less storage and connectivity, and no optical drive. On the flip side, the MacBook Air of course offers a sleeker profile and increased portability, and is more in line with Apple's current design aesthetic.

Update: The white MacBook is not officially dead yet, as Apple is continuing to sell the machine to educational institutions only.

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43 months ago
2006-2011 rip :)
Rating: 11 Votes
43 months ago
Sad to see it go.. But at least the MBA is the same price.
Rating: 8 Votes
43 months ago
It's a little sad. That design lineage traced back to the white G3 iBook.

Oh well. Onward and upward.
Rating: 7 Votes
43 months ago
I did think the white macbook wasn't going to last long, it was the only machine they sold that didn't fit in terms of design.

Definite shame to see it go but it was inevitable. I can't see the lowest MBA picking up the slack though, it's far too limited by comparison.
Rating: 6 Votes
43 months ago
I don't get it. Apple's best selling laptop discontinued and nothing to replace it. No more low end laptop for under a grand (11" pocket book does not count). The cheapest 13" now costs 200€ more.
Rating: 6 Votes
43 months ago

So the macbook had great graphics, then?


Better than the crappy intel one. And macbook airs aren't for serious use. It ain't a replacement. 2gb of ram for 1000$ that's nuts.
Rating: 6 Votes
43 months ago

Care to say why?


I'll say why.

Smaller screen, who the hell does his/her work on a 11" screen, i always thought 13" was small, let alone 11"

Processor is slower
Videocard sucks
Less disk space, correction, much less disk space
No DVD drive so you'll have to pay another $79 for a separate one, wich will one use more space on your desk.

Okay so the HDD is faster, like i care, my macbook (brand new) runs better than my dads air, and i don't need to hookup some little box just so i can run a DVD to play my games, wich probably won't even work anyway, because those Intel graphics are just awefull


So the macbook had great graphics, then?


At least it was better than that ****** Intel crap they put in the Air...
Rating: 5 Votes
43 months ago
I feel Apple could have reduced the price competitively instead of just discontinuing it. I think Apple needs a low end laptop to gain more adopters.
Rating: 4 Votes
43 months ago
For me, the MacBook Air is a second-choice notebook. It does not offer an optical drive, has a smaller screen, has less hard-drive capacity and a worse graphics performance than the MacBook. What would be the compelling reason to go for the MacBook Air over a solid notebook that has everything I need? The MacBook is just no replacement for the MacBook.
Rating: 4 Votes
43 months ago
This makes all the old Macbooks collectors editions ;)
Rating: 4 Votes

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