For many years, it was the cheapest MacBook of all, but since last year it had to share that post with the 11 ? Air. Very popular with students, the white MacBook has had several problems throughout its history, such as cracks in the polycarbonate case or a serious deformation problem in the rubber base of the models. unibody recent. Well, it may be that Apple got tired of having headaches like this and is thinking of removing the white from the market.
That possibility was raised by Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at Concord Securities, based on reports that Apple's internal forecasts plummeted from August, indicating that the product will no longer be manufactured. Kuo estimates that monthly sales of the white model were between 80,000 and 100,000 units during the first half of 2011, making up less than 10% of the total Macs sold in the period. His stocks already indicated that some change was going to happen, but seeing the white MacBook being discontinued is a little strange, almost like the end of an era was a problematic but striking era.
The 11 ? MacBook Air may have the same price, but many users will certainly turn up their noses at the smaller screen, the lack of optical drive and the reduced number of ports. On the other hand, the ultra-thin notebook has several advantages in portability, rigidity and performance, and it is expected that a major update will make it much more attractive.
What do you think is going to happen to the white guy: is it going to be the end of him, or can Apple have a surprise for all of us?