Back to MAC EVENT! October 20th

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hcho3, Oct 13, 2010.

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  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Both Engadget and Gizmodo are reporting that Apple will host October 20th event that will focus on Macs. What do you think apple will announce Next Wednesday?

    I will start...

    1. New iLife 2011. Could be 2010, but probably 2011
    2. New iWork 2011.
    3. Macbook Air refresh and I am hoping that will drop the price and improve some specs.
    4. Macbook pro could see updates, but I am not confident about that. We could see these notebooks move from Core 2 Duo to i3 processors.
    5. Macbook update, but only minor like Speed and Ram
    6. One more thing! Mac OS 10.7 and announce touch screen iMAC!
  2. GDOX316 macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2010
    I just sold my early 08 macbook pro for a new MBA!!! AHHHH!!!
    can't wait.
  3. Spacekatgal macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2009
    If it doesn't come now, it will never come.

  4. Jobsian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    IT'S TIME!!!!!

    I've been waiting for around fifty years for this :D

    Bring on:

    11-13" screen
    256GB SSD
    4GB+ RAM
    Faster CPU + GPU
    - will it be Intel Core-i7/Nvidia/ATI? AMD/ATI? Atom? ARM? (hope not) or... EARLY INTRO OF SANDY BRIDGE :D
    IPS Screen
    USB 3.0
    Glass Trackpad
    Stunning Design
    Another Apple X-Factor?

    I just hope it's not an app-store-centred device. I need grade A productivity.

    I haven't been this interested and downright excited about an Apple event in a long time. Anyone know if it's going to be Jobs? I hope it is
  5. cleric macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN

    I'm going to laugh so hard at these forums when they don't update the Air :cool:

    It won't be ARM no one is going to re-write all their applications for the Macbook Air, and emulation would be painful.
  6. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    I can't wait to see the updates...........but how HILARIOUS would it be if they introduced it with 2GB of RAM? lol

    (They won't....but I'm just sayin)
  7. ahlong macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2010
    am I the only one that thinks :apple: might do a crappy refresh with the air?

    11.6" screen w/ IGP and a stripped down version of OSX or even put an advanced version of iOS on there?

    all the drama with Intel and Nvidia just doesn't point the refresh to a better direction..

    I hope I'm wrong and that :apple: would surprise me. I'm ready to sell my Vaio Z as soon as it arrives if the new Air is worthy.
  8. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    Assuming the lion in the logo is the next iteration of OS X, they're not going to intro it and a laptop that dumps OS X for iOS.
  9. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Even though I want an air really bad, I will laugh when people get disappointed at the refresh simply because most people don't follow technology and understand computers as well as they think they do and from what I see on the forums, people pretty much want the impossible with regards to what is out there right now.
  10. Wang Foolio macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2010
    I hate to be pessimistic, but I am not convinced that there's much hope for a massively redone Air next week. I honestly don't see them making the Air into a folding iPad by running iOS.

    And judging by what I've gleaned of the Intel situation, I'm not entirely optimistic here for a massive update either.

    I'm very anxious to see what they have come up with, but I'm not necessarily going to be checking the balance on my credit card in anticipation of some miraculous update to the MBA.
  11. sparkie1984 macrumors 68020

    Dec 20, 2009
    a small village near London
    I hope your right Wang foolio!!!!!

    I don't want a damn air running stupid iOS!

    That's why I'm selling my iPad, I don't use apps I want a portable computer, If they were to put iOS on it then I'll have to go the Sony z route
  12. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    It would be interesting to have an Apple notebook that in addition to running a full OSX -- could also run or emulate iOS and therefore be capable of running all the iPhone and iPad apps. Of course, the current screen would need to upgraded to a touch version.

    I think its a very long shot at this point, but I wonder if Lion could be some type of hybrid OS.
  13. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2004
    Too true! I think we'll see what's up. At this point there's really just Arrandale, unless they've gotten Intel to make a custom chip again (not likely, IMHO), so a LV i3/i5/i7 chip? And IGP ('cause there probably isn't room for dedicated graphics...).

    The only spec that's a dealbreaker for me is the 4GB of RAM, but that seems like a no-brainer. I don't care 13" or 11", or Core i3/i5/i7 (I'm assuming they'll ditch Core2 - as it's being EOL'd by Intel in two months).

    The IGP will suck - but the Arrandale IGP apparently isn't much worse than the 9400M, so that won't be the end of the world...

    Either way, can't wait till Wednesday!! :D
  14. MartiNZ macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    If Sony can do it I don't think it's impossible; I'm not hoping for anything the Vaio Z isn't doing already ... hell I'm not even asking for as much as it is doing necessarily :). Oh well only 6 days until we find out ... actually 7 I guess, damn timezones.
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
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