Although Apple still sells a white model, the piano black plastic MacBook is much missed. It might be Back to Black time for the MacBook line, though, as several anonymous sources are now reporting that the Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge equipped MacBook Air could get a black anodized aluminum finish when it lands in July.
We’ve received several anonymous tips claiming that at least some models of the next-generation MacBook Air will be be available with a black finish, different from the aluminum case used on the current MacBook Air and most of Apple’s other Macs. The most specific of the claims suggests that a black anodized aluminum case would be available on a top-end MacBook Air model, in much the same way as Apple once offered a high-end black MacBook on top of the standard white offerings.
As a dissenting opinion, 9to5Mac says they’ve heard that while the next MacBook Air could start at prices of just $899 when it is released next month, a black finish is not in the cards.
I don’t know who to believe, but I know who I want to believe: a black MacBook Air sounds swank enough for me to trade in my current model for a new one. As Wesley Snipes once famously said, you should always bet on black. Would you buy a black MacBook Air?.