Apple to bring Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge to the Macbook Air this summer

This summer, Apple's Macbook Air will join the Macbook Pro and iMac as the latest Apple computer to feature Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge.

With Thunderbolt now featured in the newest Macbook Pro and iMac, it's only a matter of time before Apple brings the speedy new input to the Macbook Air as well. And that time could come as soon as this summer.

According to DigiTimes, Thunderbolt will be zapping its way to Apple's ultralight laptops this June or July. And it won't be alone. The Air's update will also come with Intel's Sandy Bridge chip processor, which Apple has already built into the Macbook Pro and iMac. Speculation that Sandy Bridge would be making it to the Macbook Air in June was reported as early as February. That news, however, broke weeks before Intel's Thunderbolt announcement.

Apple being Apple, this is not something we will get a confirmation on until the company officially announces the new models. But with a summer release, is it possible that the new Macbook Air will come too soon? The current generation is only seven months old after all, making an upgrade at this stage a bit premature for Apple's standards.  Either way, it's clear that the upgrade will happen eventually, so why not now?

[Via DigiTimes]


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