Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jarruemota, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. jarruemota, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011

    macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2010
  2. macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
  3. macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    I think 2012 is unlikely. 2013 seems more likely.

    I also think the MBP gets a redesign in 2012.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Lord Appleseed

    Nov 7, 2010
    Apple Manor
    They redesigned it 10 months ago, so i don't think it will get a redesign for a longer time.
  5. macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2008
    perhaps a 1080p screen? I'm not sure if this is even possible. In regards to the MBP rumors are that their will be a redesign, in which the MBA would not be far down the line. It is possible that apple might want to do the air at the same time as the pros, but there's no way to find out. I have the 2010 mba 11", and was debating whether to sell off and upgrade to the new 11" ultimate, but am worried for a 2012 redesign. We shall see...
  6. macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    Buy what you need now. I need a laptop now, air fits my profile, so I got it. I did wait for the sandybridge but if the 2010's were just released I would of bought one then on the spot.
  7. macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2011
    Sure it's possible, Sony is doing it with the Z.
  8. macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2008
    hah, well now i'm not so eager to upgrade my 2010. The only reason I would upgrade the 2010 is for the likely improvement in aperture performance, other than that the 2010 ultimate does everything I need splendidly. Gem has it right, if you need a laptop now grab this one and go for it. Be happy to grab it in the beginning of the refresh since you will get the most time with the newest hardware before a refresh. Newer models will always be better, and you'll always want to upgrade regardless....
  9. macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    The MBA will be around in its current form for several more revisions -- at least 3 and probably more.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    Yes, next version, major redesign, probably be a carbon-fiber shell like the next MBP. This version was a minor refresh.
  11. JD92, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013

    macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2005
  12. macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Only refreshed at the end of last year so highly unlikely, especially as it's currently a great design.
  13. macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2008
    Your girlfriends place
    Ya never really know what Apple's going to do as far as redesign goes. Not this far in advance (the new ones were JUST released). If you need/want one now, then just go for it. Use it.

    When a refresh eventually happens, (which could still be a while, look at how long the Mac Pro design has been around... when Apple finds something they like, they tend to really stick with it... anyways) you could then sell and buy again.

  14. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    Anything is possible with Apple, but if you always wait for something else that's coming later, you'll never enjoy what's here now. I look at the Rev E as the culmination of what was started with the Rev D. That model brought the form factor and pricing to make it mainstream, and the Rev E brought the processor (and Thunderbolt port) for the future. If Intel were ready with the Sandy Bridge last October, or had they not had the licensing fight with NVIDIA over the graphics processor, we'd have seen the Core i5/i7 then. There's nothing really "wrong" with the form factor, and so I don't think we'll see a major change for a while.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2010
    these new Airs are great. the waiting game is a horrible, grueling nightmare, and a gamble you may lose.

    there's no reason to skip this generation. in my opinion, it's the 'coming of age' of the Air.
  16. macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    The iMac went through 1 major redesign followed by two internal refreshes before it hit Unibody. The current iMac design has had 2 internal refreshes so far so we'll find out if the next one is a redesign.

    The MacBook Pro has just completed it's second internal refresh after the original Unibody redesign. This is only the first internal refresh for the MacBook Air so I think it won't happen until two more releases.
  17. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    Exactly. This is the first MacBook Air that can truly be considered simply a good, solid, mainstream notebook computer. Not a good, solid ultraportable, or a good premium notebook for its class, but a good overall notebook for the masses. There aren't many people out there for whom the $1199 or $1299 models aren't adequate.

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