With the release of the new MacBook Air came the demise of the
white MacBook. Apple said it made sense after seeing the trends of
“One of the things we saw is that the MacBook Air was simply
more popular than the MacBook,” said Moody. “It does more in
half the weight and in half the volume.”
The one advantage the white MacBooks had over the Airs is that hard drives store more data than flash drives. That’s it. Hard drives are going the way of the dodo, though.
A new Mac mini was also released with faster processors, and
surprisingly to some people, no optical drive. Apple said the
popularity of the Mac App Store helped with that decision.
“We found that the majority of customers don’t use the optical
drive on a regular basis,” said Moody. “Things are changing.
The primary use for the optical drive was to install software, but
the Mac App Store provides a more efficient method for doing
Optical drives are the new floppy drives.
★ Wednesday, 20 July 2011