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Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:49 PM   #51
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I can't wait for the retina 13" pro. Looking to swap out my 2010 MacBook Air.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:57 PM   #52
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RE: MBA...its hard to improve on perfection. Cant imagine it being a much better machine than it already is
How about a 15 inch version?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:59 PM   #53
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I sneaked a prototype out of Foxconn. Incredibly light, monster specs, bendable. Truly revolutionary in every which way.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:02 PM   #54
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One of these days I'll convince my wife to let me buy a new MBA....

Although I suppose the new house was enough for this year

Looking forward to Apple continuing to bolster their macbook line. I love the way they've gone (MBA and MBR) and have been coveting a 13inch Air for quite some time. Maybe by the time I'm able to get one, this size reduction will have happened!
Hahaha, I want to buy one for the wife but she's so uninterested if what she has ('10 MBP 13") still works.

"No, I like my machine ... and I don't want to set everything back up" (obviously I told her about Time Machine and how hassle free it would be).

"Yeah, but this is _lighter_, and it has SSD so it boots and load apps super fast, and the screen has higher resolution!!!"

"Oh, that's OK, you want a new monitor, just go buy yourself that ... "

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:05 PM   #55
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So… Apple wants to make stuff thinner?

Interesting.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:06 PM   #56
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Oh wow..,no Imac2012 but 2013 Laptop leaks,sweet,wonderful
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:10 PM   #57
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Kyle Wiens from iFixIt speculates that the added thinness for the keyboard may help prevent the keyboard leaving residual marks on the screen when the laptop is closed.
I thought I was crazy.. random dirty screen for no apparent reason. Might be interested in this.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:12 PM   #58
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yeh the macbook air is far too thick.........
Much like most of the boy racers I see out and about in their Honda Civics on a friday night.

Oh sorry my mistake... that's not thick, that's a learning difficulty..
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:14 PM   #59
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Am currently experiencing mass indecision about which model needs to replace my 2009 MBP. This is just making me think, stick some more RAM in it and hang fire until next year. Will buy an Apple TV and new screen. The MBA 11' is so darned cute, though...

*sigh*
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:22 PM   #60
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I'm actually afraid of breaking my MBA because of its thinness.

I don't think I could dare to touch it if it was thinner.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:24 PM   #61
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making something thinner doesn't bother me, I couldn't care less about that, performance is everything.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:24 PM   #62
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Hahaha, I want to buy one for the wife but she's so uninterested if what she has ('10 MBP 13") still works.

"No, I like my machine ... and I don't want to set everything back up" (obviously I told her about Time Machine and how hassle free it would be).

"Yeah, but this is _lighter_, and it has SSD so it boots and load apps super fast, and the screen has higher resolution!!!"

"Oh, that's OK, you want a new monitor, just go buy yourself that ... "

Lol we bought an mid-2011 21.5" iMac back in January - now I'm wishing we had a 27" TB display and matching MBAs....lol
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:33 PM   #63
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great, hope they will stop at this thinness otherwise we may slowly end up having to use a microscope in order to use our airs.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:37 PM   #64
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Thats great and all, but what about the iMac?
the what?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:51 PM   #65
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Kuo say:

13" Retina Macbook Pro "agessively priced below $1,300" coming in September or October 2012.

WHERE?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:54 PM   #66
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You know, there comes a point when being thin takes the centre stage over functionality and I think we are at that point, especially with the latest MBP.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:56 PM   #67
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What about the MacPro? Where is it? When is it coming? These two were upgraded not too long ago.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:15 PM   #68
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Time to get a life. Thanks for the thinly veiled reminder.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:21 PM   #69
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"Apple will reduce the thickness of light guide plates for the illuminated keyboards in its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models from 0.4mm currently to 0.25mm in 2013, according to sources in Apple's supply chain."

Tim Cook - "Yeah, we're doubling down on secrecy."

That's a pretty damn specific leak, Tim.
It's just a song and dance.

They can't find a ways to replace the "rumors" that are put out in "professional" news sites to leak out new features, so they're trying to extend the life of the current cajoling by putting on this stunt.

Expect more "rumors" of "leaks" to follow, only more carefully crafted.

It's all marketing. Who said the best products stay? The best marketed ones to drive the largest customer audience do that, and the best marketed products are rarely the best-made or mos-innovative... it truly is about the marketing and ability to sound pretty to your customer base. Apple knows that, so does Microsoft, and so does every other successful entity.

And when the prettiness dies down, you have a backup plan - often with predatory licensing policies (Microsoft got caught and slapped in 1994, but the damage to the market was done) or misuse of patents... if anyone thinks ours is truly a "free market" they've done everything except pay attention... unfortunately...
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:21 PM   #70
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Who cares about the air? There's still no reason for it . . Years have gone by and since it's release, I have yet to find something that puts it in it's own category as far as functionality is concerned. What differentiates it from the crowd?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:23 PM   #71
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I'm actually afraid of breaking my MBA because of its thinness.

I don't think I could dare to touch it if it was thinner.
While Apple could concentrate more on strength, a workaround is to get a case. Speck makes some decent hard plastic cases...

And, as someone said earlier to this article, the thinness could have more to do with space for batteries... or airflow... those never hurt...

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making something thinner doesn't bother me, I couldn't care less about that, performance is everything.
It might bother you if the thinness negatively impacted performance... and higher temperatures lead to lower performance, and lower lifespan long-term...
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:24 PM   #72
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Where are the iMac and Mac Pro rumors??
You just missed them. They were on their way out as you came in.



Seriously. Why did you comment on a rumor that is clearly about the MBA and ask about something else?

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Who cares about the air? There's still no reason for it . . Years have gone by and since it's release, I have yet to find something that puts it in it's own category as far as functionality is concerned. What differentiates it from the crowd?
Thin and light, more portable than "traditional" laptops. If you are still struggling to find a use for it, then it is obviously not for you.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:27 PM   #73
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it's hard to imagine the mba getting much thinner. i mean, the usb port height is as thin as it can get unless they decide to remove those.

but it would be smart to use the extra space for added features, weather it be a new type of screen, or battery, or whatever.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:33 PM   #74
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Seriously. Why did you comment on a rumor that is clearly about the MBA and ask about something else?
because people are sitting on their stockpiles of money, awaiting the updates, while all rumors continue to float around about notebooks.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:44 PM   #75
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MacBook Pros are gorgeous. I cannot wait for the upgrade so I can get one.

The soldered RAM and SSD are putting me off a lot though It means we have to save our pennies and by a near-maxed out MacBook just so it's future proof.

I hate spending money on RAM for Apple. It isn't super-RAM so it shouldn't be 4x the price.

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You just missed them. They were on their way out as you came in.



Seriously. Why did you comment on a rumor that is clearly about the MBA and ask about something else?

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Thin and light, more portable than "traditional" laptops. If you are still struggling to find a use for it, then it is obviously not for you.
The Air is an engineering marvel.
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