Apple’s Back to the Mac event is scheduled to take place later today in San Francisco. As usual, Apple is being tightlipped about what to expect in the event. However, BGR has already confirmed that we will be seeing a new MacBook Air, as well as the latest edition of iLife suite, which includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb. The confirmation came in the form of categories in Apple’s official discussion forums.
Apple staffers also created a mystery category called “Reserved 10 20” for a possibly unknown product. I am hoping that the mystery product turns out to be Mac OS 10.7, which has been speculated to be codenamed Lion.
Engadget has also managed to learn about the key specifications of the updated MacBook Air. The new Air will be as sleek as the original Air (actually smaller), while bumping up the specifications by a fair bit. Here’s what Engadget was told about the Air.
- Display: 11.6 inch screen.
- Processor: 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (optional 2.33GHz upgrade).
- RAM: 2GB.
- Other: Mini DisplayPort, 2xUSB (one of the left and one on the right), and SD card reader. Air’s trackpad will be similar to the multi-touch trackpad in MacBook Pros.