MacBookAir.com Now Apple's. MacBook Air in Stores Friday?

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    The MacBookAir.com domain is now in the hands of Apple. MacRumors.com had registered it ahead of Macworld in anticipation of the MacBook Air release. As promised, we handed it over to Apple when asked. However, this does demonstrate that Apple does not necessarily register domains of upcoming products even when they are freely available. Curiously, our MacBookAir.com domain registration actually triggered a number of actual MacBookAir domain registrations by Apple.

    Meanwhile, Looprumors claims that Apple Stores will be revising their store's window and floor displays on Thursday night in preparation for the MacBook Air. While this conflicts with earlier BoyGeniusReport claims of a Tuesday/Wednesday launch, we've also heard confirmation that this Friday is the target day for MacBook Air displays/demos at Apple Retail Stores.

    A Friday launch would also correspond with the arrival of MacBook Airs to those who ordered it immediately after the keynote address.



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  2. mike12806 macrumors 6502

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    cmon you guys didn't even bargain A LITTLE for some inside info? wink wink
     
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    Nice. lol

    I was planning on going to the mall this weekend. Now I got something to look forward to seeing. Saaaaaaweeeet.
     
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  6. sminman macrumors member

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    How much did Apple pay you for that domain name?

    Could someone make a living out of doing that?

    did they pay hundreds, thousands, millions???

    I am sincerely curious.
     
  7. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    I think MR handed over for free.
     
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    Nice. Very very nice.
     

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    looking forward to getting my hands on one of these!! and seriously, you should have charged a sh*tton for that domain. hope you got something for it!!
     
  10. MacTheSpoon macrumors 6502a

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    Aha, exciting stuff! Think I know where I'm going on Friday... :)
     
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  12. aLoC macrumors 6502a

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    Probably it would give too much away if they registered in advance. Apple like their surprises...
     
  13. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    Cybersquatting is illegal and there would be no MR anymore if they did charge.

    It is a little in the grey side in my mind in this situation that is was registered by MR.
     
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    Im just waiting for 10.5.2 as well, and hoping for a damn driver for my x3100
     
  17. senorfrog97 macrumors regular

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    I'd be surprised if they didn't send a macbook air to ya Arn.
     
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    Great... so where's my AppleTV update?!? It's been two weeks...
     
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    If you don't want money ask for media passes to the next Steve Jobs keynote. :)

    Steffen
     
  21. rikers_mailbox macrumors 6502a

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    no charge ... but perhaps a trade for better seats at MWSF '09?
     
  22. Manatee macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... Why are the prognosticators skipping Thursday? ;)

    I'm betting on Monday. Why? Because I'm leaving on vacation Saturday and I could really use an MBA on my trip (if I like it after I try it at the store.) But since I would need to have it by Friday, it won't be available until Monday. This is part of my "theory of the malevolent god". (No slight intended to the religious... just my favorite mechanism of self-loathing. :()

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to trying out the MBA and seeing if it has enough lung to suck the cash out of my pocket. :)
     
  23. Pippen Man macrumors regular

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    What about iPhone.com? This was registered by Apple way before MacWorld of 2007.:apple:
     
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    I think it's great that MR registered the domain before anyone else thought of it. It was in good hands. :)

    Handing it over to Apple upon request is a great gesture to the company that is the sole reason MR exists. And strengthening the relationship between Apple and MR doesn't hurt either! :D
     

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