View Full Version : will apple rename macbook air macbook

Jul 22, 2011, 06:35 PM
will apple rename macbook air macbook next gen?

Jul 22, 2011, 06:38 PM
No, it would not make sense ;)

Jul 22, 2011, 07:01 PM
Yes, they will. The next gen Macbook Pro's will be thin and tapered like the MBA, they won't even have a disc drive. Then it wouldn't make sense to keep calling the MBA the Air and it will become the Macbook.

Jul 22, 2011, 07:17 PM
Eventually. If I had to bet I'd give it another cycle or two.

Jul 22, 2011, 07:24 PM
Air stands for lightness.... Just using the wordmacbook does not cut it in this sense

Jul 22, 2011, 07:33 PM
I can see that happening after the MacBook Pro refresh

Jul 22, 2011, 07:37 PM
Why not rename the Pro to MacBook? I'd see that happening considering in order to be a "pro" there must be a "base". And AIR represents its extreme portability.

Or better yet leave them both as is.

Jul 22, 2011, 07:41 PM
It could happen, especially if they introduce and even lighter, thinner model using an ARM processor which could take the AIR moniker.

Jul 22, 2011, 07:53 PM
Id prefer they first rename the iMac "Mac".

Jul 22, 2011, 07:59 PM
maybe they'll make the current base macbook pros into 'macbooks' and upgrade the macbook pros to all have dedicated graphics cards