What you need to know
- New internal emails from Apple have been filed in the Epic Games trial.
- They reveal Steve Jobs and Apple discussed a 15-inch MacBook Air in 2007.
- Apple announced its new 13-inch MacBook Air the following year in January 2008.
Internal emails from Apple have revealed the company considered making a 15-inch MacBook Air back in 2007.
First spotted by @Techemails, one email filed in a recent dump of evidence pertains to the Agenda of an Apple Executive Team Meeting, sent from Steve Jobs on August 5, 2007.
The email looks to be a hard copy, with handwritten annotations alongside the agenda. It confirms that at an Executive Team Meeting on August 6, 2007, Apple discussed its upcoming Mac OS Leopard software, the MacBook Due in October, and a 15-inch MacBook Air that never saw the light of day.
Apple unveiled its first-ever MacBook Air on January 15, 2008, at MacWorld San Francisco. From the original press release:
In an interesting tidbit, one annotation refers to "fakestevejobs", a big story from 2007 which saw Forbes editor Daniel Lyons take on the online mantle of 'Steven P. Jobs' and use it to slate Apple's founder and CEO. From 2007 and the NYT:
For the last 14 months, high-tech insiders have been eating up the work of an anonymous blogger who assumed the persona of Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive and one of the world's most famous businessmen.
Lyons was outed on the day the email was sent, but its unclear if this Apple discussed the matter in advance, or more likely, if it was discussing the revelation following Lyons being exposed.
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