Apple management has bet all the success on Mac OS X Lion, holding back the release of new Mac until the software is ready to go.
New Thunderbolt-enabled Sandy Bridge MacBook Air models that were expected for production in June have been standing by for a while, according to sources from AppleInsider. It seems the management is unwilling to usher the new models into the market with the current Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system, but is waiting for the king - until a Gold Master build of Lion empowers the notebooks, they will wait. The new Mac OS X Lion provides the buyers with complimentary iCloud services, allowing automatic data synchronization and easier operation on multiple mobile devices.
The same methodology is believed to be in place for Thunderbolt-equipped versions of the Mac mini and LED Cinema Display, and will carry over Apple's forthcoming iOS devices like the next iPhone and iPod touch, which Apple is unwilling to ship without the iCloud-enabled iOS 5.0 software due this fall, AppleInsider stated.
Apple is reportedly preparing around 400,000 of its next-generation MacBook Air in June. In July, Mac OS X Lion is set to go on sales with over 250 new features, available on the Mac App Store for $29.99, down from $129.99. With this tight schedule, Apple's initial production of MacBook Air could end up in a long wait till the availability of the software catches up.
Whether you want a great new notebook or a killer desktop with the new iMac, these Macs are the best that we've ever made in the history of Apple, Schiller said. And they're great not just because of the hardware they run, but because of the software.