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Report Claims Apple Delaying New MacBook Air Launch

According to new reports, Apple is postponing at least one update of the Mac notebook line as it waits for the new version of its operating system in the coming month.

The news first broke in the technology website AppleInsider (opens in new tab), which claimed to have heard from some unnamed, reliable sources about Apple being already all set to go with the new MacBook Air model which boasts of the all new Intel Sandy Bridge processor.

But according to the AppleInsider report, the iPhone maker does not want this brand new product to feature the same old, June 2009 released Mac OS x 10.6 OS.

The Mac Os x 10.7 Lion is scheduled to be launched next month in July. According to Apple, the Lion is not going to come as just another update to the Mac OS platform, but will make its mark in the market by introducing a wide range of new features including empowering its users to hook into the cloud.

Apple recently unveiled iCloud, a cloud based offering aimed at providing a platform where upon the company can bring together all its products including iPhone, iPad and Mac notebooks under one single roof.

There are also reports that Apple is sidelining Thunderbolt-equipped Mac Mini and LED Cinema display because of Lion.

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