Rumor's been that the MacBook Air is getting it's Sandy Bridge, Lion and Thunderbolt update. The white MacBook may not be far behind, according to some recent reports. Apple is cutting back supplies on those as well. Again, this move is normal for them when a hardware update looms. Those ordering through Apple's online store won't have a problem, it's only those buying from a seller outside of Apple.
As with the MacBook Air, we can expect it to make the jump to Intel's Sandy Bridge processor and add the now-standard on Apple computers Thunderbolt port. As some sites speculate, a reasonable guess is that Apple will be updating several of their computers when Lion arrives as their MacBook Air, MacBook, Mac Pro and Mac Mini are all still loaded with older hardware configurations than the MacBook Pro and iMac.
There are rumors that the new AIr will be arriving in mid-July, according to one of 9to5Mac's sources. They mention the following processors as possibilities:
- Core i7-2677M: 2 cores, 1.8GHz (turbos to 2.9GHz), 4MB cache, 17 watts, $317
- Core i7-2637M: 2 cores, 1.7GHz (turbos to 2.8GHz), 4MB cache, 17 watts, $289
- Core i5-2557M: 2 cores, 1.7GHz (turbos to 2.7GHz), 3MB cache, 17 watts, $250
We'll know soon enough.