New MacBook Air and Lion OS X set to hit Wednesday morning

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Almost a week ago we told you the New MacBook Air could be releasing shortly, and with backlit keyboards amongst its new features. Now we have reports that the New MacBook Air and Lion OS X are set to hit Apple Stores this coming Wednesday.

It has often been reported that Apple would release its new operating system alongside the new range of MacBook Airs. Now AppleInsider are reporting that sources with good track records have told them the two products will be available as early as Wednesday, with one even stating a time of 8.30am Eastern Time.

This falls in line of previous reports which suggested the new MacBook Air would launch the week of July 21st. The new model is not only getting Thunderbolt ports and backlit keyboards, but standard features are thought to be improved. Apple is thought to be doing away with the 64GB entry level model in favor of 128GB minimum solid state flash hard drive.

A 4GB of RAM is also thought to be the minimum memory level which is to allow the new Mac OS X Lion to run better, which is also set to be available this week. We have reported before that Apple were holding up the release of new hardware until the new operating system was available, and the company have always said it would be available during July.

There were originally reports saying the software would be available last week, but reports of last minute hold ups linked to the logistics of Apple switching to digital downloads of the operating system surfaced. At the start of the month developers were given the Golden Master of Lion, which is the final build identical to the version released to consumers.

There have been some rumors of a new white MacBook have been mentioned as the current model have been in limited supplies. There have been other reports that Apple could be about to refresh both the Mac Pro and Mac mini by the first week in August. The Mac Pro was last updated in July of last year, and the mini was one month before.

We have already told you that Apple will be using their new $billion data center as a main part of the new operating system being released. Many people will be watching to see how smoothly the operation goes with the upcoming iCloud service being launched later this year.

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