MacBook Air Refresh New Clues: Hinting at Mid-July Release

We’ve been following the news and speculation about the MacBook Air refresh for 2011 for some time and know just how many of you are waiting for the new Airs. Just two days ago we told how Best Buy and also Amazon were very low on stocks of current Airs and how it was very likely that the new MacBook Air would be with us soon and further clues today hint that mid-July is the most likely release time.

We have previously brought you various release rumors, possible specs, asked what features you’d like to see and also the price you’d be willing to pay for the new MacBook Air and hopefully you won’t be waiting too much longer. Sources have said that the launch is being geared up for mid-July and also a person said to have seen one of the new MacBook Airs has said that there is no major alteration to its cosmetic appearance although there was recently a rumor of a black aluminum finish option. However there certainly should be a Thunderbolt logo instead of the Mini Display port logo, which will please many as Thunderbolt technology is one of the most anticipated additions.

Over on 9to5Mac, Mark Gurman brings us this latest information along with the news that the new MacBook Air will come equipped with Mac OS X Lion as we previously reported. Gurman also says that rumblings have suggested a Thursday July 14 release date although as you might expect there’s no confirmation of this yet. Another clue that makes this date possible though is that it’s just before Apple’s financial results conference call, taking place on July 19, and product launches are commonplace in the days leading up to the announcement.

Another clue for possible release dates is that Apple typically issues new product launches on a Tuesday, which would make it July 12 or 19 so the signs are definitely looking good for you to be able to get your hands on a new Air within 2 or 3 weeks. If you want to find out more about the new MacBook Air, a handy article on Business Insider rounds up what is known (or thought to be known) so far, so check it out at the link. Are you waiting for the new MacBook Air? Let us know with your comments.

  • Anonymous

    As a freshman in college, would the new air be perfect for me??