Time of Macbook Air Update -Any guesses based on previous updates/hardware available?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jobsian, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    One of the most frustrating things in the world, nay in the universe and all of its surrounding structures including Eden (excluding Hades) is to purchase something new only to see that same product line updated the following day/week/month to something more powerful than the sneeze impulse of Zeus's west nostril.

    So, based on previous MBA cycle updates, availability of improved hardware, or other rumors, what would your guesses be as to whether or not we'll see an update, silent or otherwise, of the MBA this year?

    Perhaps a slight processor bump? A 4 GB RAM module sneaked in, in time for the September 7 Apple event (which is traditionally iPods and Media only)? Something to coincide with Apple's October event (which may be the one the Tablet is unveiled)?

    Or is the good money on nothing this year and an all-out update with Arrandale next year? Yes I know Scott, if there even is an update! (please don't shout at me :D )
  2. macrumors 601

    Jul 20, 2008
    I would think the next update would be H1 2010 with Arrandale. 4 GB then is quite likely.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    I would tend to agree with this, but as we all know, it's just really a guess.

    I want to get an Air, but I want 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM to come with it (even at a higher price)....and those lines to be gone.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    Any ideas lads?

    Let me ask another question, this one to Apple employees: Any ""guesses"" on when we'll see the next MBA?

    I'm this close to a purchase. And if Rev D comes out next month well I'll have to emotionally injure my cat rather severely.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    This is the thing - if those specs were in the MBA form factor I wouldn't even in my mind debate a 13" MBP VS MBA, it'd be a no-brainer for my purchase.

    A nice little processor bump wouldn't go amiss either :D

    My dream is for an Arrandale bump for the better thermals with the smaller process, but for it to have an Nvidia and not Intel's latest graphics offering.

    Remains to be seen how this one'll play out.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2003
    Melbourne & Shanghai
    1h 2010

    Here is hoping for 6GB of Ram (a pipe dream is more like it) and a 320gb SSD. That would be the perfect main machine
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    Yes, please keep posting this thread every 3 weeks or so. That'd just be great. Bonus points if you keep insisting that apple employees reply to your inane postings.
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    Why are a sizable proportion of people here, bar Ayeying and several others, utterly decrepit?

    I swear it's like treading in an oap home :D
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    320GB as in one of intel's x-18 m's? That would be sensational!

    And like only a minority of people here it seems eg Scott, I think an MBA would be perfect as a main machine as it is. For my use anyway (and with a big external passport drive)
  10. macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2007
    what i want to see are:

    4GB Ram
    160 - 256GB SSD
    2 USB ports

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