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View Full Version : New MacBook Air To Be at the Center of the iCloud Universe

Michael Knutson
06-13-2011, 11:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gigaom.com/apple/apples-next-macbook-air-will-be-the-new-flagship-mac/' target='_blank'>http://gigaom.com/apple/apples-next...w-flagship-mac/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Apple&rsquo;s refresh of the MacBook Air last fall did much to improve the fortunes of the company&rsquo;s ultra-slim notebook. With its next iteration, it could be getting ready to step into the spotlight as the quintessential Mac computer. That update is on the way soon, according to a new report, and I&rsquo;d be surprised if we didn&rsquo;t see it arrive right alongside the operating system that seems tailor-made for it: OS X Lion."</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1308001169.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></em></p><p>According to unconfirmed reports, Apple has ordered at least 400,000 new MacBook Air models, with Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors inside. Sounds like Apple is not content to let a handful of Windows manufacturers offers a MBA-like footprint, far superior capacity and performance, and comparable prices. The new platform will offer Sandy Bridge processors, potentially thunderbolt port(s), upgraded storage capacity, and faster (and larger?) SSDs. Expectations are that the Air will be the platform to highlight the capabilities of the Lion OS. I've also heard other unconfirmed rumors that the new generation will be announced sometime this week. Now we wait and see ...</p>