New Macbook, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air models have been on the cards for a while. The latest new Macbook rumour suggests that they could arrive this month. With the iPhone OS 4 event on Thursday and an iPad UK price and firm launch date still conspicuously absent, has Apple really got new Macbooks ready to go?
A report spotted in Taiwanese newspaper, Apple Daily, claims that new Macbook, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air designs will arrive this month but were originally planned to launch in March. The delay was apparently due to shortages of new Intel chips.
The Apple Daily report suggests the new Macbook will come in three sizes with a new top of the line version featuring a 640GB hard drive. The new Macbook models will also apparently deliver 8 hours of battery life (compared to 11 hours from the iPad).
The Macbook was last updated in October but the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro have not had any tweaks since June 2009.
An email from Steve Jobs recently suggested that a new Macbook is on the way and there have been tales that Macbook supplies at Apple stores have reduced to a trickle.