New macbook air coming on 26th january

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RIRA, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    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.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Nov 18, 2007
    I'd be surprised if anyone was "100% sure"... but in any case, I'd welcome a new MB Air...
  3. macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    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.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    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
  5. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I believe everything I read on the internet.
  6. macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

    Oct 19, 2009
    Cedar City, Utah
    me too.
  7. macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    well this is 25 seconds of my life i will never get back......
  8. macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    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?
  10. macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    London, UK
    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?
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    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!
  12. macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    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:
  14. macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I catch myself doing this all the time!
    Now it's only "possibly"?
  15. macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    Melbourne, AUS
    first we have '100%"
    now we are down to 'possibly'

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

    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:
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    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
  17. macrumors 68020

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    AMEWN, especially reason #2;)
  18. macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2007
    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.

  19. macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    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.....
  20. macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2008
    I think you missed his sarcasm there. At least, I'm hoping it was sarcasm... :rolleyes:
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    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.
  22. macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    How would a sales person in store know and not journalists etc? Odds are good but they will know same time as us!
  23. macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    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.
  24. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    i dont see why so sceptic

    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:
  25. macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    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!

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