Rumor: Next MacBook Air to finally go on sale next week?

Apple fans have been waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting some more for the official launch of the next version of its MacBook Air laptop. The next edition of the popular ultra thin and light notebook has been in the wings for some time but now two separate reports bring more rumors about what will be inside the next version of the laptop.

One of the rumors comes from which reports via industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities that Apple plans to increase the RAM inside the MacBook Air. Previous versions of the laptop have topped out at just 2 GB of RAM but Kuo now states that the new version will have 4 GB of RAM inside. If the report is true, that will certainly boost the performance of the notebook considerably.

Kuo is also saying that the 64 GB solid state drive in previous versions of the MacBook Air are also being dumped. Instead consumers will be able to choose from either 128 GB or 256 GB solid state drive for the notebook. Once again if true this will be a huge improvement over previous editions of the laptop. Previously published rumors said that the new MacBook Air will have Intel's Sandy Bridge processors inside as well as the recently launched Thunderbolt port.

So when will the new MacBook Air finally go on sale? Some rumors posted up that Apple will begin selling them this week but according to a story at, citing unnamed souces, Apple will in fact put the new versions up for sale sometime next week, perhaps on Thursday, June 21 or Friday, June 22.

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