BestBuy is now showing MacBook Air’s as unavailable as Apple is likely moving remaining stock to its own retail outlets in anticipation of a product refresh that has long been rumored. Likely the Air will release with Lion or very close to it. Expect the new MacBook Air to feature improvements such as Thunderbolt, 6G SATA, and possibly a 6G Capable SSD Drive either as the high-end, or as a BTO option. It should also sport the latest Intel processors such as low voltage i3, or i5 processors. Less likely is a 15″ version as that may be too bulky to be considered Air.
If this is true then customers who has a compatible CDMA or GSM service in the US will be able to buy an iPhone unlocked for full retail price and use it on a carrier of their choosing. This information provided by Chronicwire over at Twitter is the latest in a series of Rumors including the Back to School sales, and a refresh of the MacBook Air hardware to include Sandybridge and Thunderbolt. It looks like these announcements will be quiet and expect to see the next Apple media event sometime in September for their usual, but this time we may get a date for iOS 5, although Fall technically goes through Dec 21st, lets hope that Apple does not pull an AT&T with the launch date.
Reports before have hinted at a visual refresh on Tuesday June 14th, and last night Chronicwire over at twitter mentioned it would be for the Back to School promotion along with a hardware refresh of the MacBook Air releasing on Wednesday.
Update: The real story it seems was the device ID’s turned out to be iPhone device id’s possibly unlocked iphones!
Chronicwire over at Twitter has put out that Apple may release a SandyBridge based MacBook Air this June 15th 2011. There have been rumors picking up over the last few days about this from the usual sources. This new MacBook Air may contain along with the usual new ThunderBolt port, but SATA 6G performing SSD’s. It will also come with a free upgrade to Lion as with any other Mac’s being sold after the WWDC announcement. Suspect it will be an i3, with BTO to i5 or i7 processors, 4G of memory standard, and may start with a 240/256G SSD. The long shot would be a Tri Gate 22nm processor which Intel may or may not be producing in quantity, but Apple has a record for being the first to out new tech from Intel.