No New Air at WWDC

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sekoitus, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Maybe sometime in the future...
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Wait a week. Two possibly. They clearly decided to focus this event on the iPhone and iOS. I don't think the word "Mac" was uttered, was it? And yet there clearly are Mac hardware updates coming.
     
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    Any chance it could be announced sometime this week?
     
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    :confused: apple is primarily a 'notebook' computer company, but apple has left the macbook air for over a year now with no sign of updates soon due to releases of iOS4 and iPhone 4

    insanely crap
     
  5. macrumors member

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    The new products are only presented at keynote today? No more new updates in the next days of WWDC ?
     
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    "Clearly"? Where do you have that information from? MP overdue, no indication. MBA overdue, no indication. Cinema display? Mini?

    AAPL stock down 4% after keynote. But the new phone IS nice...
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Maybe Steve didn't mention that update on this keynote, but we can expect a discrete update next weeks.
     
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    Not surprised, the iPhone 4 has the spotlight
    and looking at the hardware refresh on the 13" MBP entry model,
    it doesn't surprise me that the MBA went unmentioned
     
  9. macrumors member

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    If you consider the computer part of the compagny, yes.
    Now, if you consider the compagny as a whole, we should not really care about what it is, rather we should think in terms of what it wants to become.
    - a mobile phone/tablet manufacturing compagny ?
    - a media/software/music/book distribution compagny ?
    - an advertisement compagny ?
    All in all, I am not so convinced the MBA matters much for Apple now.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    I guess I'm buying a new 27" iMac i7 to accompany this year old MBA. :rolleyes:
     
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    Agreed, it's time to move on from the 'MBA days' for me as well. Been wishing and waiting long enough....

    I'll happily get by with my 13" MBP and my iPad for my mobile tools - could be worse :)
     
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    Bummed out.. Now what...Stevie you let me down brother!
     
  13. macrumors member

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    I think the fact that the word "Mac" never escaped Jobs's lips (at least from the reports I've seen) pretty clearly suggests a conscious decision (as opposed to "oops, we forgot") to focus the keynote exclusively on the iPhone and iOS. Doesn't mean that other stuff isn't coming, and indeed it could be coming soon. Back in the MWSF and MWNY days, there were plenty of examples of products not being mentioned in the keynote but being released within a Tuesday or three of the keynote. No reason to think it won't happen again.
     
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    I agree. MBA has been the worst selling Mac (just a guess) and it's market ain't that big, especially now due iPad.

    Mac Pro is even more in need of an update and it received zero spotlight. We will see some updates pretty soon, so many products are needing one
     
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    Calm everyone.. They didn't want to announce any computer updates at WWDC, in order to keep all the focus on iPhone 4.

    Mac updates will be out during the next 1-2 weeks. Same as MBP's were updated 1 week after iPad conference.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    I'm torn between just getting the 13" mbp or waiting out another 1 or 2 weeks. Don't want to wait another week and just feel disappointed if it's a no-show.
     
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    I'm just disappointed we didn't learn anything we didn't already know. ZERO surprises.....I'm looking forward to getting my Sony Vaio Z in the mail tomorrow. I would've returned for a generous MBA refresh. It doesn't look like we're going to see a redesign anytime soon.
     
  18. macrumors 68040

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    I would give it until next Tuesday. The 13" Macbook Pro is much more appealing than the Air currently.
     
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    patience, boys and girls, patience.

    can't expect all your presents at once :D

    ps. Scottsdale must be at WWDC cos he's very quiet at the moment
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 7.11) Sprint PPC6850SP)

    I don't need a phone that does 300 things, and can even make a phone call if I'm lucky. I DO need a mobile laptop that fits the most basic 4 criteria of "mobility" -- lightweight, durable, good battery life, and 3G. (What I don't need in an 'Air' is -- every geektastic thing inside it. I'm not editing 3-D Smell-O-Vision movies, while sitting next to the last working outlet at Starbucks.) :eek:)
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Or crying...or composing the most lambasting post ever. Recall that his vow of optimism was technically over today.
     
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    slipper

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    No love for the Macbook Air... i guess it'll probably be just a minor and discrete update
     
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    Please post a review of your Z after you've had it for a few days.
     
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    jamesryanbell

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    They may just disretely update it like the di the MacBook pros. Given the focus of iOS, I don't see it being a spotlight issue right now. Just food for thought.
     
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    Today wasn't the day for discussing other hardware. They don't want to dilute the focus and media coverage. People have to absorb one thing at a time. We knew this was the day for the iPhone 4.

    Updates for the aging "old school" products will come. Mac Pro, Mini, maybe MacBook Air. I suspect Apple is trying to get many Air users to adopt the iPad. I have the iPad, and I enjoy it for browsing, but the main thing I've learned from my month with the iPad is that I really want an updated Air. (4GB RAM, less overheating... at least)

    I recently gifted my original Air to a nephew, and I'm hoping for an update to the existing version... soon.
     

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