Air discontinued according to some dude named Mario Caballero?

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    I'm not convinced the site "Autoomobile" is a trustworthy site for Apple news. The article in question cites no specific sources for the claim.

    Moreover, the MacBook Air still appears on Apple's corporate website as well as their online store site.

    I would not take this particular site's claim at face value.
     
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    There's a lot of fake stuff on the Internet. Use common sense and apply thoughtful reflection before you judge the legitimacy of anything you read online.

    If you had taken the 10-15 seconds to visit Apple's official websites, you may have arrived at the same conclusion as me.

    Also, news sources need to earn trust. I have never heard of "Autoomobile" before this post; it's definitely not a major source of technology or business news like TheVerge, WSJ, NY Times, Cnet, Bloomberg, MSN, etc.

    Looking at the "Autoomobile" site, there are some weird things. First of all, the article itself was an immediate red flag since it did not provide any evidence whatsoever. There are only two people posting articles. The "About" link is broken, the "Contact" link lists very odd phone and fax numbers. That leads me to suspect that is some soft of fake news site (there may be actual articles interspersed with fake ones). I'm guessing this site is the handiwork of some fake news writer and all the authors' names on the site are fictitious.

    Sorry to say this, but you got played.
     
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    Fair enough; thanks for changing the thread title, so that it makes more sense.
     
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    Don't feel bad, I fell for this piece of questionable news as well. Lesson is to always try to get two or three sources that aren't carbon copy articles.
     
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    Although there is little doubt that the MBA is not going to be refreshed again, it hasn't actually been axed yet. It's still available from Apple and my guess is that it will be for sometime, just like they kept the classic MacBook Pro around for over 2 years without any changes.
     
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    MacBook Air wasn't axed, it was murdered!

    I can't deal with this just now, I'm not even over the Soprano's yet.

    Wait, Mario Caballero, isn't he a Soprano? Hmmm...
     
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    That's fantastic, need to dig out old Soprano's episodes... I rely on my Macbook Air, 2013 model, only have like 100 power cycles and still get 12 hrs out of it... (for what I use it for)... If Apple could release one more, just to be current, I'd grab it in a minute as that would most likely be the last one.
     
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    To my mind, the 2013 MBA (and the MBAs that followed it) is possibly the best computer Apple ever built.

    It manages to hit that sweet spot of power, portability, speed, reliability and superb battery life - I have one and I love it.
     
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    I generally agree with this. Where I don't is in the belief that the MBA will be around beyond 2017.

    To the best of my recollection, Apple didn't "announce" the death of the 11" MBA. They just pulled it from their website the same day they announced the new Macbook Pros. But unlike what happened with the iPod Classic (Apple clawed back all stock in B&M stores the night before they announced it's demise), 11" MBAs remained in the retail channel until inventory was gone.

    My advice to people has been, "If you want an MBA, get one... now. There might not be a tomorrow." Is that dramatic? Absolutely! But I don't know of anyone who lamented their purchase of a Macbook Air but know MANY who were disappointed that they didn't get an 11" MBA before they were gone. :)
     
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    No, he's Guy Caballero's brother. :D

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