This morning, the online Apple Store has been taken down temporarily stating “We are busy updating the store for you and will be back shortly.” This action usually indicates a new product being released or updated.
With all the rumors, this could be huge or it could be not much of anything at all hardware wise. We already know that OS X Lion is being released today. Rumors have spread trying to give validation to refreshed versions of nearly every machine in Apple’s lineup that currently is without Thunderbolt.
We’ll have the details for you here on the OWC Blog as soon as we confirm what the actual changes are. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 7:41 AM – The Apple Store is back online and at first glance there are two new machines available. The MacBook Air has been refreshed to include Thunderbolt capability in both an 11″ and 13″ version. The 11″ variety is available with a 1.6GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 or a 1.8GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 processor. While the larger 13″ model boasts a 1.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 or 1.8GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 processor.
Also added was a refresh to the Mac mini line, also boasting a Thunderbolt port and processor upgrades with your choice of 2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, or 2.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 processors. A server version is also available with a 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor.
All the new machines ship with OS X Lion.