Apple Store is Down - More Info on What is Coming
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As of this morning the Apple Store is down, displaying its now familiar "We'll be back soon" sticky on its main page. There are a lot of different things that might be in the store by the time it opens again. Rumors have run the full gamut over the last several weeks as to what products might be getting refreshed in mid-July.
A new MacBook Air seems to be a fair certainty, based on the number of news outlets that hold that possibility in good confidence. There have also been several rumors of a new Cinema LED display with Thunderbolt port. This product's likely existence has been corroborated by a brief appearance of its part number on Apple's website.
The most recent rumors, coming in as recent as one hour ago, point to the likelihood of new Mac Minis, as well. BGR has run a report calling out an expectation of CPU bumps to 2.3 and 2.5 GHz, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB Hard Drives for the main Mac Mini products. The Mac Mini Server will allegedly go to a 2.0GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 2 X 500GB Hard Drives.
They additionally report that the MacBook Air will roll out a refresh with processors of 1.6 and 1.8GHz in the 11 inch models, and 1.7 and 1.8GHz in the 13 inch models. All will reportedly be equipped with 4GB of RAM except for the base 11 inch model, and storage options will allow 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB SSDs.
Of course, all of these are expected to come pre-loaded with OS X Lion.