New MacBook Airs To Get Backlit Keyboard Again

This weeks rumoured update to the MacBook Air is said to bring the return of the backlight to the keyboard according to sources.

AppleInsider is reporting that the upcoming refresh to the MacBook Airs will include a backlit keyboard. The original MacBook Air – pictured above – included this functionality but it went missing last year when Apple updated the Air.


The update is said to include:

According to people familiar with the matter, backlit keyboards will join the string of hardware enhancements planned for the new 11.6- and 13.3-inch notebooks, which are also expected to adopt high-speed Thunderbolt ports, an upgrade to Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture, and possibly high-speed 400MBps flash memory.


We should know soon enough, just yesterday part numbers were leaked for MacBook Airs and Mac Pros said to be launching this week with Lion preinstalled.


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