15" MacBook Air to be revealed next week?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PsychOK, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. PsychOK macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2011
    I recently spoke an apple employee who told me Apple will be revealing next week Sandybridge MacBook Airs at 11, 13, AND 15 inch models. I haven't heard much smoke behind this so what do you all think are the chances he is correct?
  2. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    Was this at an Apple store?

    I'm sure there's a demographic for it... and they'd probably be able to squeeze in a decent (read: better than HD 3000) discrete GPU, since the chassis would be bigger.

    I just want the damn 13 now! Raaaawwwwwwrrrrrr
  3. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Under 2grand and i'm a day one buyer on a 15 inch MBA.
  4. MBABuyer macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    I think there is a good posibility of a release next week :)

    I will be interested to see if there is a 15 inch, I didnt think they would do it.

    Was this an employee at a store? Any more details from what he/she said?
  5. PsychOK thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Not an Apple Store employee. He mentioned he does most of his work at home. Don't really have any specific information beyond that.
  6. PraisiX-windows macrumors regular

    May 19, 2011
    I hope they won't, for obvious selfish reasons, if they come out with that I'll probably be feeling a bit bummed out going with the 13", even though that's exactly what I'll need.
  7. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA

    Apple employee...
    Doesn't work at the store....
    Works mostly from home......

    .... Was his name "Steve" .... Steve Jobs ...?:rolleyes:
  8. The Mad Mule macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    Haha that guy only knows as much as we do. Possibly even less. If a 15" model does surface, then it was a lucky guess, simple as that.
  9. name99 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2004
    Will this surprise anyone?
    It's clear, even to Intel, that optical storage is history. And if you don't need optical storage, then an MacBook Air "Pro" is the obvious next step --- everything in a 15" MacBook Pro EXCEPT the optical drive. So no compromises on GPU, CPU, RAM or ethernet port.

    I expect they'll probably keep optical in the 17" for another year or so, at which point it will also join the 21st century and lose optical.
  10. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    15" cortex with 64 gb SSD and 1024 screen res, $3400

  11. Loved macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    He probably posts here. :p
  13. endhalf macrumors regular

    May 24, 2011
    Oh, I would love 15" MBA but we all know Apple, he would price it like for 2500 dolars for some ulv iCore 5, 128GB SSD and Intel HD GPU :/.
  14. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
  15. torbjoern macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2009
    The Black Lodge
    Spot on! :D
  16. jeffg819 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2006
    Man, I sure hope they don't do this... Temptation is so darn hard to keep at bay with these Apple folks around.
  17. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

    Lord Appleseed

    Nov 7, 2010
    Apple Manor
    If the 15" has a 1920x1080 display and is blow 2k....instant buy.
  18. dacapo macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    I walked by a 13" MBA at the Apple Store yesterday and just lifted it up from the lower right corner to see how heavy it would feel. To my surprise, I could feel the chassis flexing.

    Now I'm not so sure I want the MBA 13" and for sure don't think 15" will be rigid enough, unless they engineer the materials differently.
  19. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    :rolleyes: don't think so:eek:
  20. MBABuyer macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011

    You probably got unlucky, think about how many people pick up those MBA's at the store and mess around with them, balance them, etc. When you buy a new one, it is incredibly strong.

    The joints on that machine were probably worn down from all of the use.
  21. dlsife macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
  22. Mac Addiction macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2011
    Are you really being serious? I mean it really seems odd for an Apple employee to be telling you this information in the first place. It can get them fired (I am pretty sure?). I mean with my personal experience, all the Apple employees I've spoken to have never given out information about future realease :(

    I hope its true :)
  23. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    My mother spoke to an Apple store employee, asking if the MBA would get Sandy Bridge CPUs... the employee said they weren't going to.

    Take everything with a grain of salt, is what I've learned :rolleyes:
  24. solowmodel macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    To be honest, I doubt a 15" MBA is on the books.

    What would be the value add??
  25. endhalf macrumors regular

    May 24, 2011
    The real question that Apple is asking is "would it buy someone?" I feel that answer to this question is "hell yea!" but I don't think they will release 15" air so soon... Maybe in future

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