OK, so we expected the MacBook Air to go on sale after this weeks Apple Store outage and at the same time as Lion. Obviously that didn’t happen in the end and we’re still waiting for the release of OS X Lion but we’re pretty sure it’s imminent.
However, we’re still expecting to see new hardware from Apple soon and the clever money is on a MacBook Air and Mac Mini refresh. According to AppleInsider they have a source that suggests there will be a SSD and CPU boost for both the 11.6″ and 13.3″ Air models.
11.6in MacBook Airs will incorporate 128GB SSDs across the range and arrive with 4GB of memory as standard and there will be 1.6GHz Core i5-2467M, 1.7GHz Core i7-2637M and 1.8GHz Core i7-2677M processors models available.
The 13.3″ version already had a 128GB SSD but will also benefit from a RAM increase and other CPU options.
Both versions are likely to have Sandy Bridge and the new Thunderbolt port. I’d also expect to see similarly spec’ed Mac Mini’s launched on or around the same time.
Don’t expect to see anything until OS X Lion goes live as anything new is likely to ship with Lion pre-installed.
Posted by: Matt