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... too many "Jump to section" parts

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The whole post was sarcasm. No need for the detailed product sale numbers and so forth. And definitely not the "stfu" blurb.

If you really took the time to ANALYZE my post you would see.

1. It's very pro apple. I make claims to great products, they're recently released OS that I purchased on day one and my last paragraph about them coming out with successful products one after another

2. The last paragraph couldn't make sense from a business standpoint if you tried.

I own so many apple products you'd think I owned stock in the company...and judging by your response I'm assuming you must. If not then you should "ctfu"

I thought it was kinda funny (ish), but you have no right to get upset at people taking you to task for writing it.

It's not actually 'sarcasm' at all (look it up), and even in your response here, you seem to have trouble writing legible sentences. You really should *expect* accusations of drug use and idiocy when you write stuff like that.
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On the flip side, the bundled iLife apps you get on your new notebook are tied to that hardware and won't show up as available downloads on other Macs you own.

Quoted from the review.

This statement is not true. I bought a new MacBook Air. All of the iLife 11 apps are available on my other MacBooks. I installed them on my two other MacBooks from the App Store. I only had iLife 09 until now.
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More space for eyeballs to view ads...

Using Safari and its Reader function not only hides the ads, but combines all pages of the article into one continuous "page".

I immediately hit shift-command-r on every webpage that shows the Reader icon in the address bar.
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Agreed, I have the 13" MB aluminum and I rarely if ever use the DVD drive. The gig ethernet wouldn't be a problem if someone out there would make a decent thunderbolt hub/dock so I don't have to pay 900 for a cinema display just to have an external monitor. Don't get me wrong, I would loooove to have a cinema display but it's way out of my budget. I need something like the kinsignton USB docks except for thunderbolt so it has firewire & everything else.

Monoprice.com has a USB 2.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapter that works great with my 2011 13" Air. There is s driver you need to download, but the website for that is listed in the customer reviews. And it costs less than $25. Hard to beat. I believe the product # is 5345.
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I immediately hit shift-command-r on every webpage that shows the Reader icon in the address bar.

I looked for an extension but couldn't find anything other than readability
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there are USB-ethernet adapters for this, or the thunderbolt display. (eventually thunderbolt-ethernet adapters will pop up too).

Thunderbolt will be expensive not cheap.
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Thunderbolt will be expensive not cheap.

The adapters won't be. Remember that the Thunderbolt port interface is free to use so companies like Monoprice will be able to make adapters and hubs as they see fit.

Now if we're talking about a Thunderbolt controller for Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt connectivity, that's a different situation. Apple apparently has exclusive 'PC' rights to it for 2011 and it will be for the pricer peripherals for a few years as it trickles down.
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The adapters won't be. Remember that the Thunderbolt port interface is free to use so companies like Monoprice will be able to make adapters and hubs as they see fit.

Especially since part of the "smarts" of Thunderbolt are built into both ends of the cables.

I'm waiting to see if OWC makes a Thunderbolt miniStack for the new Mac mini with an optical drive and 3.5" HDD storage...

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post #50 of 55
Sorry for writing long, late, and looming, but heres what I think Mr. Jobs has in mind concerning the MacBook Air:
The MBA will be ditched within 2011, likely this quarter.
The 11-inch MBA form factor will become the entry-level revived iBook.
The 13-inch MBA form factor will become the top model of the revived iBook.
The reborn iBook will be powered by an A5 processor (A6?) and run under iOSX.
The base model will probably cost somewhere between $699-$799.
The new iBook will consolidate iOSX as the widest, the most consistent, completely integrated platform/echosystem in the computer industry.

And about OS-X:
In the first half of 2012 Lion will be licenced to HP, Dell, and family.
This move will be welcome by PC makers. They will breath fresh financial air, as MS will have to slash Windows price scheme. Most everybody will be happy with lower costs and/or better quality.
Apple can still keep a 10%+ market share as the BMW of PC makers.
Plus Apple will dominate a 70%+ of the high-end-phone + tablet PC market phenomenon.

At $30 a copy, Lion will throw a deadly blow on M$ income.
In a few years, Lion may well tear down Windows supremacy altogether.
Thats what the LION name means, right? The KING of the jungle.
I suspect ever since its inception, the Lion name was thought for this master strategic blow.
I don't think Mr. Jobs ever really meant his famous statement The OS war is over".
He may be now thinking: YOUR DAYS OF GLORY ARE GONE MICRO$OFT. FOREVER.
And there wont be more chapters to this OSs saga. Not for some time.

I also thought the 13-inch MBA could reincarnate into the late MB. but that wouldn't be bold enough for Mr. Jobs strategic genius. And boy, is he a bold strategist.

In January you invited your readers to send their guesses.
Again, I apologize for being late.
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In the first half of 2012 Lion will be licenced to HP, Dell, and family. In January you invited your readers to send their guesses.
Again, I apologize for being late.

No problem with being late, but why do you think that Lion would work on a PC? Lion only supports the 11 Macs' Apple sells. Some custom, some commodity components, but with PC's there's a whole slew of hardware. Hardware that Lion doesn't support. And if you think they can make it work within a year how would that be possible with only 8k employees in Cupertino?

Welcome to the forum, but I think you need to rethink.

Cheers,
PhilBoogie
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Are the Apple retail stores stocking the 1.8GHz MacBook Air models?
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Are the Apple retail stores stocking the 1.8GHz MacBook Air models?

Yes, since day one.

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post #54 of 55
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No problem with being late, but why do you think that Lion would work on a PC? Lion only supports the 11 Macs' Apple sells. Some custom, some commodity components, but with PC's there's a whole slew of hardware. Hardware that Lion doesn't support. And if you think they can make it work within a year how would that be possible with only 8k employees in Cupertino?

Welcome to the forum, but I think you need to rethink.

Cheers,
PhilBoogie

Microsoft makes money by selling Windows so they have to struggle to support all PC varieties. Apple doesnt. If they ever do, it would be a strategic move more than anything else. In that case the interested PC makers should have to redesign their hardware (and the BIOS) to be able to boot either on Windows or OSX. In fact a couple years ago Michael Dell made a comment that he would love having OSX for his machines. Sure he would. Licensing OSX would force MS to cut prices down. End of Windows monopoly. Game over MS.

Thanks for the welcome PhilBoogie.
I know my bets are a little outrageous, but ditching the MBA may be the most one.

Regards,
RoddoR
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BRAVO APPLE !!! Previous owner of a white MacBook and I upgraded to the 13.3" MacBook Air after the Lion update as the white MacBook started running a little slower and couldn't be happier! Not only is it SOOOO fast the speakers have been upgraded! I can jam to music all over my house and leave it in one place !!
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