A lot happened at Apple’s Back to the Mac event tonight, from a new MacBook Air duo to the unveiling of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, with the Mac App Store and iLife somwhere in between.
Incorporating a lot of the low space technology and aluminium unibody construction learnt from the iPad, the new MacBook Air will also gain features like instant on, great battery life and standby time, and reduced weight. The MacBook Air will also have large glass trackpads, with a promise of increased multi-touch possibilities. This time round, Apple has introduced two models, both already available in the US, with the more regularly sized 13.3-incher joined by a smaller sibling, an 11.6-incher. Both MacBook Air models will come with a Software Reinstall USB stick inside the box, allowing for easy restore without the need of an optical drive.