Define Macbook "Air"?

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  1. gescom macrumors regular

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    This is just a thought but could the "Air" part denote some kind of tie to a theremin style control system versus the standard trackpad? This would make some sense to the "Air" part and I thought I read a ways back that they were looking into this type of development.
     
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    google dude:

     
  4. gescom thread starter macrumors regular

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    A theremin can pickup distortions/movements in the air. This type of scenario could enable something close to a Minority Report type of control system. Theremin's are used in music nowadays but are nothing other than proximity sensors.
     
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    Zcam is what you mean. check it out. It does depth perception via a webcam at 60fps. Check the forum search for more talk on alternative methods.
     
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    That is pretty cool. That would work too. My main point now that I am one of many taking stabs at what is coming is that Air control would make sense to the Advert at Moscone. That said I am also going with the ad could just be something to get a rise out of all of us and throw us off track. :D
     
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    i read somewhere that they just registered macbookair.com and all the international derivations of it, so how do you explain that? i don't want them to release another macbook line, but i can't see why they'd need macbookair if its just a wireless technology.
     
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    Fair enough... I think all this wait is gonna leave me dissapointed anyhow since my mind has most likely built up more hype than what is gonna be shown... then again, maybe not! :apple:
     
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    Do you have any clue how many domain names Apple owns? 40% of them just to screw with people trying to guess at what's next.....
     
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    Apple is moving into the cellular network provider market. Nothing to do with MacBook design :p
     

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