Are You Ready for the All-New 15 inch MacBook Air ?
This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
In October 2010, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs announced on the stage at the Apple Cupertino campus to expose a preview of OS X Lion, FaceTime for Mac, iLife ’11 and the latest MacBook Air design. As you probably know, MacBook Air came with an all-new and thinner and lighter body, a higher-resolution display, a large Multi-Touch single-button track pad, flash/SSD storage, and battery life improvements. Those weren’t the only plans for 2010, new 15 inch MacBook Air was also scheduled for a late 2010 release, however, because of the late testing, these 15-inchers which had the same hinges as the smaller Airs, were failing to reliably hold the weight of the larger bezel/screens, Apple made the decision that a whole new hinge would have to be redesigned. Unfortunately, the 15-inch Air had to be omitted from the current product cycle. Some prototypes of the 2010 15-inch MacBook Air are still reportedly floating around Cupertino.
In early 2012, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, the company will update the present 11.6- and 13.3-inch models and add a new 15-inch model we’ve been hearing about. Some updates will be available for the next MacBook Air models and will include a better board graphics and a new Ivy Bridge processor that consumes less power while providing a speed boost in the CPU and GPU department (also expected in the next generation MacBook Pros). These processors are scheduled for release sometime during the first quarter of next year and we expect to see a re-designed 15-inch MacBook Air soon.
I hope they won’t encounter problems again and the new MacBook Air models are going to be available on our stores in the early 2012 as expected because I can’t wait to get my hands on one.