When Apple first introduced the MacBook Air, they offered a backlit keyboard. According to a new report, the backlit keyboard will be making a return to the MacBook Air with the new 2011 models that are expected to be released soon.
AppleInsider reports that, that the MacBook Air refresh will bring back this popular feature.
According to people familiar with the matter, backlit keyboards will join the string of hardware enhancements planned for the new 11.6- and 13.3-inch notebooks, which are also expected to adopt high-speed Thunderbolt ports, an upgrade to Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture, and possibly high-speed 400MBps flash memory.
The backlit keyboard makes it easier to type in low light areas. Apple currently offers the backlit keyboard in their MacBook Pro notebooks. New MacBook Airs are expected to be released soon with part numbers already leaked.