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Steve Jobs’ MacBook Air unveiling has met with mixed responses - from those who think it’s the best thing ever (and would have thought that about practically anything Steve Jobs had unveiled) to those who don’t quite see the point (me included).

Yes it’s an amazing piece of engineering, and shows the massive clout Apple have within the industry when they can persuade Intel to go back to the drawing board to redesign their Core 2 chips, but to me it seems like there are too many other compromises to make the Air seem a wise purchase at this time - unless you really need to send a laptop through the post in as thin an envelope as possible.

Oops-a-daisy, seems the MacBook Air was indeed a reality!

Yes, it’s light and thin and shiny and all things good - but it just doesn’t appeal to me.  I think I might be ill, it’s the first gadget to ever become available that I haven’t instantly wanted and thought I needed!

I can see the point for people who have to carry a laptop with them everywhere, as the lightness and thinness will surely win them over - but the fact the screen is still reasonably large (certainly a lot larger than the pre-Keynote rumours had us believe) means it’s no easier to operate on a packed train or bus.

I was thinking more about this having read numerous posts riddled with speculation.

While it would appear everyone is in agreement that there will be a new MacBook called the MacBook Air, I’m still not convinced!

I just don’t think they would have used the product’s name in the teaser promo, and if they did I would have expected them to capitalise it to read “Air” rather than just “air” - but perhaps I’m wrong, it’s happened before!

The picture Apple have chosen to use on the banners is of the upper portion of their logo, focussing mainly on the stalk and leaf at the top of the apple.

MacWorld 2008 bannerAll the speculation is reaching fever pitch and the number of rumours concerning what will be unveiled at MacWorld 2008 tomorrow is getting so out of hand that whatever is actually unveiled will end up being a bit of a disappointment as some of the things being touted are simply not going to happen.

Since shots like this one were released onto the web every Apple fanboy has been racking his brains trying to figure out what the message can mean.  This banner has been hoisted at the Moscone Center, the location of MacWorld 2008, so whatever the intriguing line refers to must be the new release Steve Jobs is going to release to the masses during his Keynote speech tomorrow morning.

Next week is going to be an interesting one for Apple fans as it sees the start of the MacWorld 2008 Expo, which opens with a Keynote address by head honcho Steve Jobs.

Whenever Steve puts in an appearance you know there’s big news a’coming - new iPods, the iPhone, etc - so the rumour mill starts churning out all sorts wishlists.

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