With the launch of the new MacBook Air models today, Apple has removed the venerable white MacBook from its online store.
It will, however, live on for now as an option for educational institutions, presumably while stock lasts. There is only one model, a 2.4ghz Core2Duo affair with a 250gb hard drive and 2gb RAM for $949CAD. The only upgrades available are 4gb RAM and a 500gb drive.
The white MacBook replaced the iBook line. The MacBook line took an odd turn as an aluminum model for a short time before Apple created the MacBook Pro line to replace the PowerBook series.
Kind of strange to have MacBook Air and MacBook Pro without a MacBook. Will either line drop their monikers and become the new MacBook line?
Though the MacBooks had a few issues from time to time, they were huge sellers for Apple, and they have served many people, especially students, very well.
I don’t see the 11″ MacBook air as a replacement though, and that is the only laptop model in the same price range as the white MacBook.
An interesting, if predictable move by Apple.