Apple refreshed their MacBook Airs last week to include Thunderbolt, as well as new Intel Sandy Bridge processors. In addition, 128GB SSDs are now available on both 11-inch and 13-inch models. Unfortunately, to the dismay of some users, it appears that Apple is using older, slower previous-generation SSDs in some of the new Airs.
Macbook Air News
iFixit has just gotten their hands on one of the new MacBook Airs, and have just recently finished doing what they do with every new toy they get – they tore it apart! By taking the new MacBook Air apart piece by piece, they’ve managed to learn a few interesting things about it.
I love some of the creative Apple-related videos that people come up with. Watch below as this cranky bearded guy vents his frustration over how much of a “failure” his MacBook Air is.
Following today’s earlier news that Apple has already sold over 500,000 of the new MacBook Airs they just released yesterday, a new report indicates that MacBook Air sales should continue to remain strong, and that Apple may sell up to 15 million new MacBook Airs by year’s end.
Were you impressed with the new MacBook Airs that Apple released yesterday? You’re certainly not alone. According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple has already sold well over 500,000 of the newly-announced units.
While the new MacBook Airs that Apple released today were certainly a welcome sight, some users are disappointed that new MacBook Airs no longer include a recovery USB drive, but instead merely have a recovery partition. If you’re in that category, here’s how to make a restore drive of your own:
The decision between purchasing a MacBook Air versus a MacBook Pro used to be about sacrificing speed and power for a thin, light, ultra-portable package. According to new benchmarks, however, that may no longer be the case, as the newly released MacBook Pros achieve comparable benchmark results to 2010’s high-end MacBook Pro.
The folks over at iTuned Steve Jobs have done it again! In honor of Apple releasing new MacBook Airs today, watch their video of Steve Jobs singing praises about the MacBook Air!
It’s a busy day for Apple! Hot on the heels of OS X Lion hitting the Mac App Store, Apple has also updated their Macbook Air range. The major changes include a bump in processors to Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 processors, Thunderbolt, backlit keyboard, and all-flash storage. The 11.6″ and 13″ Airs range from 1.6GHz i5 to 1.8Ghz i7 (optional update), 2GB to 4GB RAM, 64GB to 265GB flash storage.
According to a note from Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may be about to phase out their polycarbonate white MacBook in favor of the entry-level MacBook Air.
Need yet another compelling reason to think that Mac OS X Lion could launch tomorrow, June 20? According to reports, Apple is holding an employe overnight at Apple Retail Stores tonight, presumably in order to prepare for the launch.
Despite the fact that we have good reason to think that Lion will be released on Friday, considering that all past OS X releases were issued on Friday, and Apple employees are blocked from vacation that day, a new report nevertheless suggests a Wednesday release for the new hardware and OS.
While many expected Apple’s new line of MacBook Airs to arrive yesterday, a new report affirms that the new units, which will feature backlit keyboards and have a minimum 128Gb of SSD storage, will actually arrive next week.
While new MacBook Airs are expected to be just around the corner, we’ve just encountered a report that suggests that the entry level model of the new MacBook Airs will double the memory and storage of the current entry level, coming with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.
Many were disappointed when Mac OS X Lion and new Macs were not released today. Some tidbits from Mark Gurman’s twitter account, however, suggest that Apple Retail Stores already have the new MacBook Airs in stock in sealed boxes, and that they were intended for release today.
In the wake of the disappointment that many experienced when Lion failed to drop today, as many expected, it appears that there may be some good news! A new report suggests that both Lion and new Macs could arrive next week.