With all the attention that has been given to the iPad and iPhone 4 in the last several months, it's quite refreshing to get word that Apple is working on an update to a couple of products that haven't had much time in the spotlight as of late.
Taiwanese news site DigiTimes is citing manufacturer sources in reporting that the company is working on an update for the MacBook Air and iPod Touch. The report has the iPod touch getting an improved camera and faster processor, while the MacBook Air will shrink down to 11.5 inches.
And it's about time. Not that either of these lines are headline grabbers like the iPhone, or huge sellers on the level of, say, the iPhone (though the Touch does quite well for itself still) but it's nice to see Apple going back to its bread and butter Macintosh and iPod lines.
It's also nice to see something other than reports on the iPhone 4 and its incredible vanishing antenna. Though I'm sure all of that will come roaring back after tomorrow's press event, it's still a nice reminder that there are other products Apple makes, and makes well. The Macintosh in particular could use some air time of its own, and an overhaul starting with the MacBook Air will be welcome.
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