RUMOR: MacBook Air with Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge, and OS X Lion due mid-July

“Apple’s new MacBook Air line has been expected for weeks now, with evidence supporting a refresh coming by way of constraints at global retailers and most recently at major Apple reseller,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

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“Although this refresh has been expected, a well-sourced and specific launch time frame is yet to emerge,” Gurman reports. “Now, we’ve been told that Apple is gearing up to launch their upgraded line of ultra thin notebooks in mid-July.”

Gurman reports, “In addition, the new notebooks, launching in mid-July, come with OS X Lion pre-installed. Apple shipping out their next-generation operating system with these new Macs would also mean a mid-July launch for 10.7 Lion.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


  1. I need one now (for work). Considering Apple will have Lion available via the app store, I don’t see the need to wait for Lion. I’d rather have the choice to upgrade to Lion since I’m not 100% sure Lion will play well in my work environment.

  2. Screw Thunderbolt, how about 1000BASE-T ?

    Had a first gen MBA, hated using the dongle. I do all kinds of oddball telecom work and need Ethernet to configure switches etc. Bad enough having to drag out a USB-serial adapter on rare occasions, without Ethernet, I had to use a dongle constantly.

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