New MacBook Air Due This Wednesday? [Updatedx4 - Nope]


On the heels of the Nuance speech screenshots, @ChronicWire claims that Apple will be releasing the new MacBook Air this wednesday.

Apple has been said to be prepping the new Sandy Bridge/Thunderbolt MacBook Airs for June-July. The most recent reports claim that Apple has been ramping up production ahead of the launch. The new MacBook Airs are expected to finally adopt the latest generation Intel processors which should provide a significant performance boost over the existing models. @Chronicwire has been known to have reliable sources in the past.

Update: We've heard confirmation that MacBook Airs are on their way to Apple Stores for a Tues or Wed launch. New Part numbers for MacBook Airs are MC603, MC604, MC605, MC606.

Update 2: Those part numbers are said to be for unlocked iPhones, so nothing definite on the MacBook Air.

Update 3: It seems Chronicwire was also confused about those same part numbers. In an update:

CORRECTION: Source had mixed up part numbers, it is unlocked iPhones that will be headed to US Apple Stores for Wednesday, NOT MacBook Airs.

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122 months ago

Any chance these MBAs might include a touchscreen? And while I'm dreaming, dual boot OSX and iOS?


I hope not to both.
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122 months ago
Can't wait! I think apple will give free upgrade to lion.
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122 months ago
Who is chronic wire?
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122 months ago

iOS isn't a toy. It's brought so many changes to Apple, Lion will take major cues from it. To be able to dualboot would make a MBA a truly revolutionary device instead of an evolutionary one. Doubt we'll see something like that this week, but it's time is coming.


iOS is great, but not for a laptop. I mean, it's barely optimized for iPad, and half the apps would scale very poorly since the displays would have different resolutions. I don't think you've thought this idea through very well at all.
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122 months ago

Why not just fix the lighting, put up dark curtains or turn away from the back window instead of tolerating the glare?


Seriously?! I'm not going to sit in the dark all the time I want to use my Mac. Nor will I rearrange my whole lounge.

And when I want to use my Mac out in the garden on a nice, sunny day, are you seriously suggesting I actually wait until the sun goes down?!

Sorry to be a bit sarcastic, but I think Apple should at least offer the option rather than customers having to alter various aspects of their lives to accomodate a highly reflective screen.
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122 months ago

Why not just fix the lighting, put up dark curtains or turn away from the back window instead of tolerating the glare?

one can't dictate how it should be used... it's like saying "just avoid holding the iPhone in that way."
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