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

Oh well. Onward and upward.
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114 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.
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114 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.
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114 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.
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