Do you think the next MBA will have a design/appearance change?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MoodyMedStudent, Mar 1, 2011.

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What will change with the next MBA?

  1. The design will change

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  2. It will just get a spec bump

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  3. It will have both a design change and a spec bump

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  1. MoodyMedStudent, Mar 1, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011

    MoodyMedStudent macrumors member

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    #1
    Something has to change for the next iteration of the MBA... I was just wondering if you guys think the next MBA will have a different (outward) physical design change or it will just get a spec bump, or both.

    With regards to the "design change," I'm talking about something significant (i.e. would cause you to very easily distinguish it from the current version of MBA), not just an added port or something like that.

    Also I realize it's very unlikely that Apple will just make a physical change while keeping the specs the same... but I left the option there for completeness.

    Feel free to comment on why you think so in the replies!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Most likely a spec bump, albeit a rather large one.
     
  3. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

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    Spec bump; I mean it is Apple we're talking about.
     
  4. simeezee macrumors member

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    Spec bump for sure. But maybe not so much design change. I hope Apple doesn't make the air bigger. (cross my fingers ) Maybe 1 USB port and 1 thunderbolt port? Just guessing.
     
  5. yly3 macrumors 6502

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    The Air is damn sexy as it is, I highly doubt a design change.
     
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    They just redesigned it after 3 years, why would it change now?
     
  7. Mr. Savage macrumors regular

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    There is approximately zero% chance of a design change.

    It takes an insane amount of money and other resources to launch a new product and that's why companies—whether they make computers, cars or chocolate bars—tend to stick with designs for years before making major changes to a product, especially if said product is still doing well in the marketplace.
     
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  9. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816

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    Spec update

    I'd like to see the USB ports moved to one side and the power/video on the other.
     
  10. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    doubtful it has to change...of course it will be improved spec wise but thats not really a change.
     
  11. vincenz macrumors 601

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    There's no way apple would redesign the MBA by the next cycle. There's no need.
     
  12. 2IS Suspended

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    I'd welcome a design change that brings a larger screen by way of thinner bezels
     
  13. AF08 macrumors member

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    No...

    It was introduced in October....

    The next redesign might come in late 2012 at the earliest.
     
  14. firewood macrumors 604

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    Apple rarely updates a Mac design without a spec bump in the middle.
     
  15. Davichi macrumors 6502

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    No. it took apple almost 3 years to do design change on MBA. Another design change ain't happening for another 3-4 years. Stop making useless threads.
     
  16. YMark macrumors 6502a

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  17. pishowda macrumors newbie

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    they just redesigned it last fall.. I can't imagine them making any aesthetic changes that wouldn't have to do with making room/deleting space for the guts.
     
  18. Tyler29294 macrumors newbie

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    Spec Update. Not even really a bump. Going from C2D to SandyBridge is much more then a bump.

    The design will stay the same but most likely get a thunderbolt port.
     
  19. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    The package is already good!

    I think it will be just a 'spec bump' but there a lot of things that can be greatly improved without major changes to the packaging:

    1) Sandy Bridge, 2) Larger SSD, 3) BL keyboard...

    Give me two of the three and I will buy the new model.
     
  20. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a

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    The bezel on the 11" is too damn thick. Hope they get rid of that.
     

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