Apple building the 15-inch Air?

When Apple launched its MacBook Air the industry was thrilled by the idea of a super slim laptop that could fit in a manila envelope. The laptop line is so thin that a reporter accidently tossed his MacBook Air in the trash.

Apple.Pro is reporting that Apple is working on a 15inch Air model; this site is also the same one that broke word of unibody MacBooks. Based on the history of accuracy from Apple.Pro there may be some substance to this rumor de jour.

While the idea of a super slim 15inch laptop is intriguing; it would muddy up the line between the MacBook Pro and the Air lineup as the MacBook Pro is relatively thin.

Take the idea of a MacBook Air with a pinch of salt as there have been many rumors that have not been filled that were "leaked" by reputable sites including the iPhone mini, Mac mini updates, iPod touch tablet and the list goes on and on.

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I've been seeing some Apple backlash in the last couple of months. Clearly the economy is pushing people towards cheaper laptops and not these overpriced options. Give me a $600 Dell or Lenovo and I will lug around the extra couple of pounds.

I think we need a new marketing strategy - Apples are bad for your health - they just don't give you the workout other laptops do.

the industry was thrilled by the idea of a super slim laptop that could fit in a manila envelope.

HUH? I don't know anyone who bases their purchasing decision on whether or not it's thin enough to fit in a manilla enveloper. WHO imagines these weird things as fact?!?

C_Guy said,
the industry was thrilled by the idea of a super slim laptop that could fit in a manila envelope.

HUH? I don't know anyone who bases their purchasing decision on whether or not it's thin enough to fit in a manilla enveloper. WHO imagines these weird things as fact?!?

THAT kind of thinness is by its very nature, is quite a feature. And there are some of us who are sensitive to the aesthetics of hardware, just as we are sensitive to the aesthetics of OS X and find them meaningful in the grand scheme of everyday computing. The Air reflects both inward and outward aesthetics. So you have a very good looking and thin (which is important when it comes to devices) enclosure built around a very desirable OS. The only issue is the price.

A turd by any other name is still a turd. No matter how much you polish it, it is still a turd. As my late great grandmother would say, "It ain't worth its weight in dog sh**!"

bmaher said,
Having a 15" screen would kinda negate the point of having a light laptop in the first place.

That's a long the lines of what I was thinking. Like the other rumored products, I just don't see the point or the appeal, and they kind of defeat the purpose of what the originals were intended for. A 15" Air doesn't really make sense.

Pfft. Everyone knows the white iBrick is last year's tech. The "unibody" Aluminium iBrick is the new hotness.

MrA said,
Pfft. Everyone knows the white iBrick is last year's tech. The "unibody" Aluminium iBrick is the new hotness.
haha good one :P

Ah, but they do! It's called a "white iPhone" which has been temporarily allowed to use any non-att network. It may deceive you at first, but give it a couple of months and one day it'll magically become your precious iBrick.

I'm sure they will sell like hot-cakes in these economically troubled times - after all, thinness is the holy grail when it comes to laptops.