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RIRA
Dec 28, 2009, 11:04 AM
An employe of apple told me that at the presentation on 26th january a new macbook air will be announced. He told he's 100% sure about that. He sed there will be a bigger capacity ssd , one more usb port , some more new features and refreshed design. :apple:

He also told me the tablet is unlikely to be presented on 26th january. We will have to wait a few more months for it.



MooneyFlyer
Dec 28, 2009, 11:06 AM
I'd be surprised if anyone was "100% sure"... but in any case, I'd welcome a new MB Air...

eawmp1
Dec 28, 2009, 11:10 AM
1) Friends in high places are seldom whom they are purported to be.
2) New poster with first post containing insider information - uh huh.
3) An event to announce a minor (albeit long-awaited) spec bump to the Air...doubtful.
4) The truth...available after the presentation in January.

RIRA
Dec 28, 2009, 11:28 AM
yeah... ur right about 100% , but we were talking about tablet and then i asked what's comming on 26th if not the tablet and he was like the new macbook air . he told it like it was a fact that everyone already knew and it would be no surprise to anyone.
he said hes 100% sure but yea you can be never 100% sure with apple
:apple:

darngooddesign
Dec 28, 2009, 02:31 PM
An employe of apple told me that at the presentation on 26th january a new macbook air will be announced. He told he's 100% sure about that. He sed there will be a bigger capacity ssd , one more usb port , some more new features and refreshed design. :apple:

He also told me the tablet is unlikely to be presented on 26th january. We will have to wait a few more months for it.

I believe everything I read on the internet.

Jason Beck
Dec 28, 2009, 02:48 PM
I believe everything I read on the internet.

me too.

MacModMachine
Dec 28, 2009, 02:57 PM
well this is 25 seconds of my life i will never get back......

vraxtus
Dec 28, 2009, 03:00 PM
Skeptics :)

Jobsian
Dec 28, 2009, 05:29 PM
I'm consciously drowning out all the doubt in me and believe you to get me even more excited about Jan 26! Please let this be true!

Did your friend mention what processor it will be? Arrandale? Speed? Or any other details?

v66jack
Dec 28, 2009, 05:35 PM
I just found myself reading about a computer I'm never going to buy and are not remotely interested in, but for some reason i keep reading?

acurafan
Dec 28, 2009, 05:55 PM
it's about time. 8gb ram, 256ssd, 2x usb 3, higher screen res on 13.3" model; 8gb ram, 256ssd, 2x usb 3, light peak connector on 15" model.

if you're going to overprice it apple, go all out!

thegoldenmackid
Dec 28, 2009, 05:56 PM
What about the Powerbook G5?

RIRA
Dec 29, 2009, 12:03 AM
I'm consciously drowning out all the doubt in me and believe you to get me even more excited about Jan 26! Please let this be true!

Did your friend mention what processor it will be? Arrandale? Speed? Or any other details?

unfortunately he didn't, but he said as far as he knows there wont be any BIG changes except the ssd, possibly one more usb port and refreshed design. :apple:

appleguy123
Dec 29, 2009, 12:13 AM
I just found myself reading about a computer I'm never going to buy and are not remotely interested in, but for some reason i keep reading?
I catch myself doing this all the time!
unfortunately he didn't, but he said as far as he knows there wont be any BIG changes except the ssd, possibly one more usb port and refreshed design. :apple:

Now it's only "possibly"?

tsubikiddo
Dec 29, 2009, 12:39 AM
first we have '100%"
now we are down to 'possibly'
:apple:

just reads 'fishy', I'd say:o

furthermore, I'm living well with 1 USB, why add a second one? where's it gonna fit? replacing the miniDP ? or USB 3 in miniDP socket form?
they aren't taking the 3.5mm jack away... or are they?:rolleyes:

syqwin
Dec 29, 2009, 05:11 AM
An employe of apple told me that at the presentation on 26th january a new macbook air will be announced....one more usb port......

HAHA, one more USB ~ I don't think so:D:D:D

if Apple want to upgrade the USB port ~ It should be one USB 3.0 ~ I guess:p:p:p

Cheffy Dave
Dec 29, 2009, 09:20 AM
1) Friends in high places are seldom whom they are purported to be.
2) New poster with first post containing insider information - uh huh.
3) An event to announce a minor (albeit long-awaited) spec bump to the Air...doubtful.
4) The truth...available after the presentation in January.

AMEWN, especially reason #2;)

potdude
Dec 29, 2009, 10:55 AM
This poster is telling the truth. I heard this as well from a friend of a friend whose sisters boyfriends brother said they heard from an Apple store employee that a new air will be released on January 26th. This is confirmed information and not speculation in any way.

An employe of apple told me that at the presentation on 26th january a new macbook air will be announced. He told he's 100% sure about that. He sed there will be a bigger capacity ssd , one more usb port , some more new features and refreshed design. :apple:

He also told me the tablet is unlikely to be presented on 26th january. We will have to wait a few more months for it.

eawmp1
Dec 29, 2009, 11:51 AM
This poster is telling the truth. I heard this as well from a friend of a friend whose sisters boyfriends brother said they heard from an Apple store employee that a new air will be released on January 26th. This is confirmed information and not speculation in any way.

Yeah, those Apple Store employees always know a month out what's going to be annouced at a press event. :rolleyes:

And again with a friend of a friend.....

mac&cheesey
Dec 29, 2009, 12:43 PM
Yeah, those Apple Store employees always know a month out what's going to be annouced at a press event. :rolleyes:

And again with a friend of a friend.....

I think you missed his sarcasm there. At least, I'm hoping it was sarcasm... :rolleyes:

Sayer
Dec 29, 2009, 12:59 PM
1) Apple is known to give out specific info to employees (contractors) to find leaks to rumor sites/the Media.
2) Apple is a huge global corporation with lots of departments and not everyone in Apple knows what Apple will be doing a month or so out.
3) This is the first hint anywhere on any rumor site of an updated MacBook Air. Tablet rumors are flying fast and furious however.
4) A dedicated special even to update an existing product right after the holidays outside of normal existing product refresh schedules? Really?
5) Conflicting rumors will lead to Tablet wasn't released, stock price crashes due to failed (made up) expectations and an otherwise nice product refresh will be buried, sales dip, dogs & cats start living together, it's all G. W. Bush's fault.

Airforcekid
Dec 29, 2009, 02:39 PM
How would a sales person in store know and not journalists etc? Odds are good but they will know same time as us!

Scottsdale
Dec 29, 2009, 11:11 PM
1) Friends in high places are seldom whom they are purported to be.
2) New poster with first post containing insider information - uh huh.
3) An event to announce a minor (albeit long-awaited) spec bump to the Air...doubtful.
4) The truth...available after the presentation in January.

I agree to this. I have had "inside" information in the past that was accurate about some things here and there... BUT NEVER ACCURATE about when or what new products will include unless just days before the event. Certainly never a month in advance. I would say Steve himself probably doesn't know 100% sure what he will "allow" to be released that day. I have heard that he will axe an update even after they go to production and before release if something isn't exactly as he thinks it should be.

I really hope there is a January announcement, and I also have heard that the next MBA will be a new design with something revolutionary and not available on any current Mac notebook. What that is? I have no clue. I hope it's an OLED display that has 3D capabilities or something but I don't think anyone's quite sure except the man himself and a few who assemble final parts together.

Some people are thinking we might get a touch panel instead of a keyboard as the tablet rumors seem to think. I just hope it's not an MBA that has a ULV CPU. A lower powered MBA is worthless to me... I just hope Apple feels the same.

I also expect a price increase for a higher end MBA with more SSD drive space, RAM, and better specs. But most is hope not actual knowledge of anything.

RIRA
Dec 30, 2009, 02:03 AM
i just posted what the guy said. thats all. and on 26th well see if he was right or wrong. i am not saying it is going to happen 100% he said it i am just posting it.

this is my first post because i have a peace of information worth posting. i have had good information from this person before but it has already been on this website and i do not see no use of posting the same thing aegean and aegean.

to be clear He was 100% sure that a new macbook air is coming on 26th january. He said the most likely changes from the current model it would have are bigger capacity ssd , one more usb port , some more new features and refreshed design. HE HAS NOT SEEN IT HIM SELF. :apple:

Scottsdale
Dec 30, 2009, 02:50 AM
i just posted what the guy said. thats all. and on 26th well see if he was right or wrong. i am not saying it is going to happen 100% he said it i am just posting it.

this is my first post because i have a peace of information worth posting. i have had good information from this person before but it has already been on this website and i do not see no use of posting the same thing aegean and aegean.

to be clear He was 100% sure that a new macbook air is coming on 26th january. He said the most likely changes from the current model it would have are bigger capacity ssd , one more usb port , some more new features and refreshed design. HE HAS NOT SEEN IT HIM SELF. :apple:

Well, if your "Apple" employee is a salesperson I will take that piece of information a lot different than if your "Apple" employee is a Vice-President of Mobile Computers.

The problem is people post this kind of stuff on here all of the time about what a sales person working in a retail store who makes $12 per hour knows about a product coming out in a month, and those are ALWAYS incorrect.

Unless your employee is "up" the ladder or their position is very specific to the MBA itself, I doubt the info is accurate.

What I really hope is YOU are an employee that is "up" the ladder and you're sharing some cool insights with us. That seems to happen on occasion. Let's say that's the actual scenario here. PLEASE SHARE MORE!!!

What also happens is false reports that Apple is trying to test its "leak" origin problems. Let's hope that's not the situation...

Finally, you're right we will find out on the 26th how credible this post was, but 99% of the time they're completely inaccurate. Not saying that is definitely the case, but it's usually the case. Like I said before, I hope you're informer is correct.

Let's see how many other things you might be able to find the info about... if you can get your source to reveal...

I also heard that we will be getting a new form factor and something really special that's not available on any other Mac notebook right now... any chance you know what that might be?

How about the CPU, is it going to be Penryn or Arrandale? If Arrandale, does it have an integrated chipset or is it something else? If Arrandale, does it have a dedicated graphics card? Is it likely to have a ULV or CULV CPU with less power than current MBAs? If Penryn, will we get the 9400m AGAIN? Or will it be the 200M or something else?

What about the bezel? Will it have the glossy shiny bezel of hell? Or will it keep the same nice al. bezel? A glass cover? Is that too heavy? How about 16:10 or 16:9?

How about RAM? Does it have 4 GB or two RAM slots? What about the display, is it a different tech like OLED? How about the SSD? Any news if it's going to still be a 1.8" drive? How about the LIF connector? Will that change?

So, two USB ports? Any other ports like an SD Card? Will it be aluminum? Black aluminum? Plastic? Will the keyboard be a tactile display like is rumored for the tablet? Will it have a glass trackpad?

Will it be thinner? A smaller screen size? A smaller footprint? How about the price? More? Less? Any BTO options? New iLife and iWork 10 with it? Will it be true 64-bit? Or will it stick with Apple's FOS 32-bit OS X kernel?

Maybe you could ask some of these questions if you still have access from your source? This could provide some seriously valuable information for all considering the next MBA as a big financial decision/purchase.

Also, if you're an insider leaking, THANK YOU!

EARL97850
Dec 30, 2009, 03:19 AM
Wow Scottsdale, lay the questions out on the guy. I'm with you though on the possible info kicked back to us.

I hope something comes of it.

Cya

Wild-Bill
Dec 30, 2009, 03:43 AM
I call total B.S.

First of all, we all know around here the stories of "an apple store employee told me...." all turn out to be b.s.

Second, the OP's very first post on MR he decides to post this? :rolleyes:

It's B.S. End of story.

aussie.damo
Dec 30, 2009, 04:02 AM
Yeah, those Apple Store employees always know a month out what's going to be annouced at a press event. :rolleyes:

And again with a friend of a friend.....

C'mon - you can't see he was being sarcastic??? Really???
:rolleyes:
:rolleyes:
:rolleyes:

in any case, this is all rubbish. New poster, inside info. Happens all the time, if it's accurate, it's only ever coincidence.

Damo

fjs08
Dec 30, 2009, 06:34 AM
I'd love to know more too.
I'm thinking of getting a MBA for travel.
If I can get a good price on a current model, what the heck.
But if the new ones will be substantially better, then I'd go new.
Frank

spork183
Dec 30, 2009, 10:06 AM
Let's see how many other things you might be able to find the info about... if you can get your source to reveal...
Also, if you're an insider leaking, THANK YOU!

You forgot to ask where Jimmy Hoffa is...

EARL97850
Dec 30, 2009, 09:13 PM
You forgot to ask where Jimmy Hoffa is...
He's under home plate at the old Yankee stadium.

Cya

kellen
Dec 30, 2009, 09:39 PM
I fail to believe this, there is no fuzzy picture accompanying it taken in an elevator.

mobilevisual
Dec 30, 2009, 11:37 PM
Whatever or wherever OP received his info, it is coming to life. Cnet confirmed Apple is having an event on the 26th.

FROM CNET
"Whatever news Apple has up its sleeve--tablet or no--it appears something will be announced on January 26, if an unnamed source of Fox News' turns out to be correct.

The Financial Times reported last week that Apple had rented out the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for several days in late January, immediately leading to speculation that the event might give the world the first glimpse of a tablet device rumored to be in the offing in Cupertino. And now, Fox News writer Clayton Morris says he has a source at Apple who's confirmed that an event will be held there Tuesday, January 26, and that it will be focused on the company's mobile offerings.

Speculation abounds about what an Apple tablet would entail and when it might arrive: the DigiTimes reports that Apple has placed an order for 10-inch displays and that devices would be ready to ship in March or April; several reports have surfaced that Apple told some of its key developers to prepare versions of their iPhone apps that will work on a device with a larger screen, in time for an event next month; and the MacRumors blog did a little sleuthing that turned up two patented trademarks that could be used for the name of the device and its associated software.

But the event will also answer some questions about how Apple intends to make product announcements in the future. The company has said it will no longer participate in the Macworld Expo held in San Francisco each January, leading some to question whether it would make an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas or strike out on its own so it would no longer be tied to other organizations' schedules when making product announcements."

EARL97850
Dec 31, 2009, 12:49 AM
So, whether it is a new tablet or a new version of the MBA, I guess we'll just all blow this out of proportion and chat away with the speculation of what it is and what it might be able to do.:confused:

Cya

iMacmatician
Dec 31, 2009, 12:50 AM
Whatever or wherever OP received his info, it is coming to life. Cnet confirmed Apple is having an event on the 26th.That was already rumored before this thread popped up.

camiloken
Jan 2, 2010, 08:21 PM
the macbook air should have at least 4GB of ram, 2.2 ghz core 2duo, same 9400 graphics (or next gen ion2) one extra usb port, redesign ala macbook pro (clickpad), 7 hour battery or better, an SD card slot and a 1440 x 900 screen resolution (it's about time).

All of this in under $1600 and your got my money Apple

glhiii
Jan 2, 2010, 09:39 PM
The MBA has been so popular and they've sold so many that they're going to have a huge event with enormous publicity to update it. Can't wait....

InfoSecmgr
Jan 2, 2010, 10:50 PM
well this is 25 seconds of my life i will never get back......

Yet everyone seems to spend hours on the OTHER rumors that never pan out to be? What is the difference? What makes this guy less credible than other rumor touting wannabes? I guess he doesn't have a famous blog....

Scottsdale
Jan 2, 2010, 10:53 PM
The MBA has been so popular and they've sold so many that they're going to have a huge event with enormous publicity to update it. Can't wait....

Um, I don't think they have sold "so many." In fact, I think Apple has had a complete failure with the MBA FROM A BUSINESS RETAIL SALES STANDPOINT. It is currently the worst selling Mac, debatable. Even after the huge price drops it fails to win out its fair share of the Mac or ultraportable markets.

The vast majority of MBAs sold have probably been the deeply discounted $999 rev A MBAs that Apple essentially had to dump after major failures... I will leave the bashing there. However, it was those sales that terribly damaged the MBA's reputation. People still don't understand that the v 2,1 MBAs are very capable Macs with the 9400m and Penryn SL 9x00 CPUs. I bet the brand would be worth ten times as much if the rev 2,1 MBA would have been the "original." Apple jumped the gun, but in the end the vision is what a Mac notebook will look like and how it will be used in the future.

I think if Apple had introduced it five years ago, it would have been a huge success (obviously the tech wasn't available as this is a reference to economic conditions). The economic collapse definitely ruined Apple's target buyers/market. And after huge price drops, it might actually have a niche market but at a much lower price point than Jobs/Apple envisioned.

However poor the start, Apple has laid the design for the future with the MBA as the model of future Mac notebooks. Apple definitely understands what us MBA lusters have known since we first laid eyes on our own MBA and fell hard... the MBA is addictive and FUN! And we talk about ours as it's our prize possession or in some threads we compare it with our significant other.

The removal of the optical drive frees up so much space, and the business model of Apple is to sell digital copies not optical disks of everything. I look forward to see what Apple has up its sleeve for the MBA... if anything in the way of design. If it were just my thoughts from a business standpoint, I would say the MBA should keep its form factor and improve its computing performance by adding RAM and beefing up the components. Hard to understand how much time Apple would even have for the MBA with the Tablet being the primary focus. On the other hand, I think the information coming from Apple is that an entirely new MBA is on the way. I don't know that this thread is an indication, but some other places do lead me to believe that. In fact, I believe the display will be the main focus of change in where Apple is going with displays. Could be 3D, OLED, or something else?

Finally, I believe that the masses who think the MBA will be replaced by a tablet are completely wrong. The MBA's FORM FACTOR will fill the traditional role of a Mac laptop. While the tablet takes over as a media and communications device. I would think that 15" and 17" MBAs will be on the horizon but labeled as MBPs.

Only those of us with MBAs can truly understand exactly what it means to own one. And those who think the MBA is going to be replaced by a tablet are dead wrong, and while they're thinking that, their MBP's form factor will be the only thing going away... and will be replaced by an MBA design.

Long live the MacBook Air!

Maserati7200
Jan 2, 2010, 11:04 PM
What about the Powerbook G5?
That's coming on the Tuesday after January 26 (February 2nd).

hitekalex
Jan 2, 2010, 11:59 PM
Um, I don't think they have sold "so many."

Um.. I think the guy was being sarcastic.. ;)

kellen
Jan 3, 2010, 10:49 AM
Whatever or wherever OP received his info, it is coming to life. Cnet confirmed Apple is having an event on the 26th.

Macrumors posted this as a rumor on the 23rd, 5 days before the OP made his thread.

link (http://www.macrumors.com/2009/12/23/apple-special-media-event-scheduled-for-january-26th/)