“Apple late Wednesday evening began advising members of its retail segment of several preparatory measures ahead of an expected launch of its Mac OS X Lion operating system next week, which other partners say will be followed closely by the launch of much-anticipated refreshes to the company’s MacBook Air notebook family,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“Meanwhile, people with ties to Apple’s other operating segments are supporting claims that Apple will make Mac OS X Lion available to the general public sometime next week,” Jade reports. “They add that long-awaited refreshes to the MacBook Air line will follow the launch closely, possibly the following week.”
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Jade reports, “Apple last month placed orders for the production of a total of 380,000 Sandy Bridge-based 11.6 and 13.3-inch MacBook Airs that it has been stockpiling ahead of this month’s launch. The new models are also expected to include Thunderbolt ports and possibly high-speed 400MBps flash memory.”
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