Whither MacRumor's dedicated MBA blog?

Windowsrefugee

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As an incredibly satisfied owner of 3 MBAs since 2011, I can say the 2013 MBA was the best computer I have ever owned! I finally succumbed to the temptation to buy a MBP with Touchbar this year due to a need to increase storage capacity. I can still say the MBA is the best computer I have ever owned! The MBP keyboard is too noisy and the huge touchpad causes lots of errors and jumping around as I type with no away to decrease the sensitivity of the touchpad. The 2016 MBP is a fine computer, but I disobeyed my cardinal rule of NOT buying any first gen product, including an Apple product. And now the MBA is rumored to be on the Apple chopping block. Indeed this segment of the MR blog, to which this thread is posted, seems to be increasingly stagnant with very sparse new threads and posts... So, this leads me to the question in the title-- to the MR staff as well as readers. If the MBA is going away can the demise of this segment of the MR blog be far behind? What will replace it?
 

Boyd01

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Do you mean the MacBook Air forum? Since they are still selling it, I don't know why MacRumors would get rid of the forum. But one day in the future, you might have to go here to discuss it ;) https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/apple-collectors.6/

Apple discontinued the old (plastic) MacBook series a number of years back but MacRumors still kept the MacBook forum. Then when Apple introduced the new, completely different MacBook, the forum name stayed the same but the discussion changed to the new computers.
 

Windowsrefugee

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Do you mean the MacBook Air forum? Since they are still selling it, I don't know why MacRumors would get rid of the forum. But one day in the future, you might have to go here to discuss it ;) https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/apple-collectors.6/

Apple discontinued the old (plastic) MacBook series a number of years back but MacRumors still kept the MacBook forum. Then when Apple introduced the new, completely different MacBook, the forum name stayed the same but the discussion changed to the new computers.
[doublepost=1489307796][/doublepost]Yes, the MBA Fourm. Well, the MacBook did come back in a different form. Whither the MacBook Air? It seems like it is destined to disappear all together given that the MB and MBP are lighter than (or no heavier than) the "Air". Too bad, it is a truly great machine.
 

Johnny365

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I don't see why the forum would disappear. Plus, it's at the discretion of the moderators/owners of the website on what they wish to do
 

Samuelsan2001

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[doublepost=1489307796][/doublepost]Yes, the MBA Fourm. Well, the MacBook did come back in a different form. Whither the MacBook Air? It seems like it is destined to disappear all together given that the MB and MBP are lighter than (or no heavier than) the "Air". Too bad, it is a truly great machine.
They have already replaced the air. The 12 inch MacBook replaces the 11 inch and the non tb MBP the 13 inch air.
 

Windowsrefugee

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Exactly. So with the MBA being 'obsoleted' and interest in this MBA forum seemingly on the wane, when will this forum be replaced, making room for a new forum on a newer, more popular Apple product?
 

Boyd01

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Well if nobody is interested anymore there isn't much to discuss, is there? I would expect the forum to continue for quite awhile though, since the MBA is still in production. And MacRumors still has a forum for PowerPC Macs that were discontinued, what, 10 years ago? Not really sure what your point is, and no forum member can answer this anyway. If it really matters to you, contact the management of the website (although I doubt they could even answer an open-ended question like this).
 
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