updated 02:20 pm EDT, Mon June 20, 2011
MacBook Air may get black aluminum option
Various rumors Monday have raised the prospect of the new MacBook Air getting a rare black option. The tips are unconfirmed but would have it as an alternative to the regular silver hue. One MacRumors contact alleged that it might be reserved for the high-end Air, much as the black plastic MacBook was limited to a lone configuration.
The step would be a first for Apple. It has regularly offered iPods in different aluminum colors but has never done the same for a Mac.
Apple may take the step to try and seize on the current and expected popularity of the MacBook Air. The redesigned model has been unusually strong-selling for Apple and could jump to 700,000 or more per quarter once upgraded to Intel's new Core processors and other upgrades at the same time. [Existing MacBook Air image via ColorWare]