There have been a lot of talk about the recent Macbook Air rumors
Gruber have written excellent posts about it.
The Macbook Air is my favorite Apple device. It delivers something
magical. You get the best battery capasity possible. And you also get a
very capable laptop, with all the same ports and power that you get in
the more expensive retina models. The only difference I see between the
two is the screen and power. There are a few tasks when you notice it.
Photoshop, Lightroom, Logic and Xcode. But it’s enough for almost
The rumor presents soemthing new. I don’t think it is something that
could replace the current Macbook Air line; and I really hope it
doesn’t. It seems more like something between the iPad and 11″ Air.
There should be a cheap and very capable entry level mac; the 13″
Macbook Air is that. You have everything from USB to a SD slot.
I don’t think this rumor will lead anywhere. And a keyboard case from
Apple, with a full sized keybarod that made it feel more like a laptop
would be a lot more interesting that this.
Some people really want a Macbook Air with a retina screen; I’m not one
of them. The retina models are more expensive, and their focus is a
fantastic screen and more power under the hood. While the Macbook Air
have another set of priorities; good enough, price and battery.