If rumors pan out to be true from reports that have surfaced claiming Apple is developing a smaller, thinner Macbook Air. Sorry iPad, but you have other Apple competition. The acceptance of the current Macbook Air has been cautious. It is a sweet piece of engineering, but the $1500 price makes the ultrathin portable more of a status symbol than a mobile computer. For $500 less users can get a standard Macbook with double the memory, double the hard drive, double the battery life, and faster processor.
The new MacBook Air will feature a smaller 11.6-inch display, an even thinner and lighter form factor, and an Intel Core ultra-low-voltage processor, the report said. The touch will include a 3-Mpixel camera and the A4 chip.
According to DigiTimes, the new version of the MacBook Air will use an Intel core i-series processor and should be available in the second half of 2010 — which would be any day now. Maybe Apple has no plans to talk about iPhone 4 reception issues