Estimated Date for next revision of MBA 2010?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by darkserith, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. darkserith macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2010
    When do you reckon they'll update the macbook air again?
  2. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2008
    Won't be until this time next year if not the year after. If you are waiting for the next update you will be waiting awhile.
  3. wingnut8 macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2007
    Might see a small bump in speed next year sometime, but other than that nothing major.
  4. GreatestDane macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Here comes the question: Do you guys honestly believe that Apple has a huge storage with loads and Loads of C2D's?
    Because if they don't then they will have to give it a new processor.
  5. wkw macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2004
    Eugene, OR
  6. Leo Fischel macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2010
    Do you believe they are not produced anymore?
  7. pscraig macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    I just love these threads. Less than a week after a major product refresh we have people asking when it will be refreshed next.

    What is the thinking behind this? Planning an advance purchase? If you continuously wait for the next greatest thing you might as well get a typewriter.
  8. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
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    Next year update with a bump in six months.
  9. GreatestDane macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2010
    They are still produced, but, as far as I know, won't be by the end of 2010.

    My advice would be: If the current MBA does what you need it to do, then hurry out and buy it.
  10. hsl macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2006
    it's not a normal c2d,… it's a special low voltage one,.. so yes, that one is still produced and will be in the air for atleast the next year. (maybe with a little speedbump & added backlight for the keyboard just before summer, but nothing major)
  11. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    Where is this speed bump asshattery coming from? there is nothing better in those TDPs. next CPU update will be Sandy Bridge
  12. stockscalper macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2003
    Area 51
    The CD2 is not that bad of a chip. The i3 only clocks about 10% improvement, but has the lousy Intel integrated graphics. The Nvidia graphics card used in the MBA posts a 200% speed improvement over the Intel chip. So the CD2/Nvidia combo would yield a substantial performance improvement over an i3 chip. I don't think Apple is going to dump the CD2 for the MBA until Intel comes out with a new high performance low power next generation chip.
  13. sugarray3000 macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2009
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    So you think the backlit kb Will be back within the next 6 months ?
  14. slazareth macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2006
    I think you're all crazy. :D I doubt there will be an update to these at all until Fall of 2011. Between now and then Apple will be focused on iPad 2 and iPhone 5. No need to update these computers until the sales die out. And I'd imagine that with the holidays and then tax returns and then summer + back to school. The new MBAs will be selling strong for at least a year.

    Anyway, my take on it is this. If you want to maximize your investment, buy as soon as something is updated. If you hold out the "should I wait to buy" bug will just bite you harder.
  15. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Just look at how long it took Apple to update the last Air, over 550 days!!! Or the 2009 Mac Pro, it took over 500 days!! It may be until early 2012 until we see an update to the Air! Seriously! That is why it's so good to get one right now.
  16. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    The Mac Pro didn't have the chips to launch until then, Apple doesn't launch a partial line. Who knows how long it took Apple to develop the SSD Card?
  17. snorkelman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2010
    knowing my usual luck today or tomorrow .. approx 5 mins after this current one arrives :)
  18. DeuxIt macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    i want an illuminated keyboard; when is that coming out?? ;-)
  19. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    My guess a year from now.

    I would expect to see 4GB RAM standard and 128GB standard with option to 256GB.

    Processor wise, maybe a faster version of the current one. Maybe an upgrade. Harder to guess on this item.
  20. Pipper99 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    I agree: it will be tomorrow. Wait, which Tuesday did you mean? :)
  21. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    The question is which one. I've asked this repeatedly in other threads where people claimed Apple would update soon. As far as I know the Sandybridge processors are basically just upgrades to the current line of i3-i7 line, and Apple decided to not use these because of the poor integrated graphics.

    Are there any processors WITHOUT integrated graphics on the Intel horizon?
  22. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    Instead of worrying about the next revision (the current one is really good, and once a new one comes out, you can sell the nonbacklit one), in a month or two, check ebay, etc...A lot of people will have buyer's remorse and decide to sell their Airs ( it's not because the air isn't a great product, but because people who impulse buy often regret it). At least I'm hoping it's true because I will take advantage.
  23. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    Yes, the C2D/Nvidia is a great Combo
    Then you can return it and get the new one
    Sandy Bridge has much better graphics
  24. bella92108 macrumors 68000

    Mar 1, 2006
    Funny posts... I know it's easy to question why they're using "processors that may or may not cease to be manufactured this year"... but Apple and Intel are PARTNERS... and at the end of the day, if Apple is continuing to place orders for hundreds of thousands of these chips per month, do you really think Intel is going to say sorry, we can't help you anymore? No!

    If you are a business and you're producing a product, the motivation to come out with a new model and stop production of the old is generally the demand drying up, and needing to stay relevant. Apple is the customer of intel, you and me as consumers aren't. We're already sold (well most of us, me included, based on the tons and tons of Airs they're selling), so Apple already has the sales. Do you really think intel is going to turn them away?

    NO... because until one of the competitors comes out with a superior product (no, there's nothing superior, and if you think there is, maybe you're in the wrong forum, maybe you should go to and talk about your amazing Acer), Apple is king of the land and will keep getting orders and won't have motivation to refresh the internals of the line.

    Chicken vs Egg... Speed Bump vs Consumer demand... in the case of a speed bump, it's only driven by consumer demand. If there's a line of people waiting to buy what you have, why change it to get a couple "prosumer" sales.
  25. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    As many have said. Sandy Bridge CPUs in LV/ULV are a year off. Probably then for an upgrade but don't bet on the graphics performance of the Intel graphics to be amazing.

    Maybe Intel and NVIDIA will resolve their spat? It's unlikely though.

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