MacBook Air Running On Apple A5 CPU In Apple Labs: Rumor

Posted: May 27 2011, 7:57am CDT | by , Updated: May 27 2011, 8:04am CDT, in Rumors | Apple


MacBook Air running on Apple A5 CPU in Apple Labs: Rumor

Apple is rumored to have a ARM based Apple MacBook Air in testing.

The MacBook Air is on of the next Macs that is in line for a 2011 upgrade. We expect a Tunderbolt equipped MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge CPUs within the next few months. A new rumor originated from Japanese Macotakara (via MacRumors) that claims that Apple fouls around with an A5 powered MacBook Air in their labs.

The Apple A5 (ARM Architecture) MacBook Air has Thunderbolt, but the report has no information if OS X or iOS is running on it. I do not think Apple has already support for Thunderbolt in iOS. I also do not think that Apple ready with an OS X that works on ARM, there are just too many dependencies. If Apple is really considering a MacBook Air with A5 it would be running iOS. The result would be the long rumored and asked for Apple netbook. The issue is though that now we the tablet hype I do not see Apple going into a lower-cost netbook segment. 

My guess is that the ARM MacBook Air, if it indeed exists is not going to be produced and stays a lab toy.

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