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

mba
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.

Top Rated Comments

ECUpirate44 Avatar
139 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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
michaelz Avatar
139 months ago
Can't wait! I think apple will give free upgrade to lion.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fattire357 Avatar
139 months ago
Who is chronic wire?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boss.king Avatar
139 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johneaston Avatar
139 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iSamurai Avatar
139 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."
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 15

Everything New in iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4: Face ID With a Mask, Emojis, Apple Card Widget, Universal Control and More

Thursday January 27, 2022 12:08 pm PST by
Apple today seeded the first betas of iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4 to developers for testing purposes, adding a slew of new features to the latest iOS operating systems. iOS 15.4 is the biggest update that we've had to iOS 15 to date, and it brings Universal Control, Face ID with a mask, new emojis, and tons more. Face ID With a Mask With iOS 15.4, there is now an option to unlock your iPhone...
iOS 15

iOS 15.4 Adds New Emoji Like Melting Face, Biting Lip, Heart Hands, Troll and More

Thursday January 27, 2022 11:33 am PST by
With the iOS 15.4 update that was introduced today, Apple has added support for Emoji 14, introducing a selection of new emoji like melting face, biting lip, heart hands, and more. There are 37 new emoji and 75 skin tone additions in Emoji 14, resulting in a total of 112 characters. New faces include melting face, saluting face, face with open eyes and hand over mouth, face with peeking eye, ...
intel vs m1 max chip purple

Benchmarks Confirm Intel's Latest Core i9 Chip Outperforms Apple's M1 Max With Several Caveats

Wednesday January 26, 2022 8:56 am PST by
Benchmark results have started to surface for MSI's new GE76 Raider, one of the first laptops to be powered by Intel's new 12th-generation Core i9 processor. Intel previously said that its new high-end Core i9 processor is faster than Apple's M1 Max chip in the 16-inch MacBook Pro and, as noted by Macworld, early Geekbench 5 results do appear to confirm this claim, but there are several...
MAsk On Face ID iOS 15

iOS 15.4's Face ID With a Mask Feature Requires iPhone 12 or Newer

Thursday January 27, 2022 1:22 pm PST by
In today's iOS 15.4 beta that's available to developers, Apple added a useful new feature that changes the way Face ID works. There's now a Face ID with a Mask option that allows the iPhone to be unlocked when you're wearing a mask, but you need to have an iPhone 12 or newer. Right now, an iPhone can be unlocked with a mask if you have an Apple Watch for authentication to add an extra layer...
MAsk On Face ID iOS 15

iOS 15.4 Beta Lets You Use Face ID With a Mask On

Thursday January 27, 2022 10:54 am PST by
The iOS 15.4 beta that was introduced today added a new feature designed to allow Face ID to be used with a mask and without an Apple Watch for authentication. Apple says that the feature can "recognize the unique features around the eye" for authentication purposes. If you opt to use this feature during setup, you will need to rescan your face for Face ID. From there, Face ID will be able...
Apple Watch Red Yellow Green Feature 1

Apple Launches Black Unity Braided Solo Loop With 'Unity Lights' Watch Face

Wednesday January 26, 2022 6:05 am PST by
Apple today announced the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop for the Apple Watch, as well as a new downloadable watch face, to celebrate Black History Month. Following the launch of the limited edition Black Unity Apple Watch Series 6 and Sport Band in 2021, Apple today launched the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop as part of its celebrations for Black History Month this year.Apple is launching a...
ios 15

Apple Releases iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 With Fix for Safari Bug That Leaks Browsing Activity

Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 am PST by
Apple today released iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3, the third major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were released in September 2021. iOS and iPadOS 15.3 come almost two weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 15.2.1, minor bug fix updates. The iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in ...
General Dropbox Feature

macOS 12.3 Will Include Cloud Storage Changes Affecting Dropbox and OneDrive

Tuesday January 25, 2022 3:31 pm PST by
Dropbox today announced that users who update to macOS 12.3 once that software version becomes available may temporarily encounter issues with opening online-only files in some third-party apps on their Mac. In a support document and an email to customers, Dropbox said it is actively working on full support for online-only files on macOS 12.3 and will begin rolling out an updated version of...