News@8pm: MacBook Air refresh official and OS X Lion
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Apple has unveiled its latest Mac OS X today, Lion, which boasts more than 250 new features, including Launchpad. The Cupertino company also launched its new, refreshed range of Mac Mini devices, adding in Thunderbolt technology and the new Lion operating system.
The new Macbook Air was released today, as Apple announced that the slim-line laptop would be available for purchase from £849, and would feature Intel's i5 and i7 processors, Thunderbolt, and the new Lion OS. The new Macbook Air looks set to replace Apple's older entry level laptop the Macbook; analysts claim supplies of the iconic white plastic model are dwindling and could be depleted by August.
Rumours suggest that Nikon is preparing to launch two new high-end DSLR cameras into the market. According the fansite Nikon Rumours, the new models will oust the DS and D700. HTC also looks set to unveil some new tech in the coming months, as its 10-inch HTC Puccini tablet blueprints leaked following its compulsory testing with the US Federal Communications Commission.
A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 branded headset from Turtle Beach has been unveiled, ensuing that fans of the series will get a full audio experience when the game releases in November. Meanwhile, EA Sports and Manchester City FC have teamed up for a FIFA 12 partnership, and released screenshots and a trailer of the upcoming FIFA 12 game to mark the occasion.