Rumour: Apple to redesign MacBook Air – could it get smaller?

Apple is to hold an event today dubbed Back to the Mac, where they are expected to announce a new version of its operating system, Mac OS. However, rumours going around tech circles today have speculated this may not be the only thing announced. Apparently, whisperings have been heard lately that Apple are planning to refresh the MacBook Air, Apple’s lightest portable computer.

What’s more, only hours ago, an unnamed source claimed to have a prototype of the new Air in his hands, and the rumour has become a lot more specific, with the source listing quite detailed specifications for the upcoming mac laptop.

There’s no word on the graphics or storage in the new Air, but it should have a significantly smaller 11.6-inch display, a 2.13/2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 gigabytes of memory, two USB ports, a Mini DisplayPort, an SD card reader, and no optical drive.

Although the general rule in the Tech world is that almost every rumour will turn out to be true if there is reason to believe it, I’m going to remain neutral and class this merely as a rumour until someone confirms it for definite. However, I will say that the listed specifications do sound pretty convincing, although I have my doubts as to whether a smaller form factor would actually be beneficial to the laptop. But I’m not an Apple fan, so what do I know?

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  1. I was reading up on this event through another forum, someone suggested that the new OS will be called Lion. But i’m not a Apple fan too. It was also the day I found a Apple fan I hate.