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Somebody jumped the gun at Apple’s official Discussions page early this morning, adding new sections for iMovie ’11, iPhoto ’11 and GarageBand ’11. There’s also one called “MBA (Need official name)” which means a new MacBook Air is all but certain at today’s event.

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Updated: Someone jumped the gun at Apple’s official Discussions page early this morning, adding new sections for iMovie ’11, iPhoto ’11 and GarageBand ’11. There’s also one called “MBA (Need official name)” which means a new MacBook Air is all but certain at today’s event.

While those basically guarantee what many already suspected, there’s also another new category, a placeholder called “Reserved 10 20.” It’s obviously a reference to today’s date, but little else is clear beyond that. Maybe Apple has an additional surprise product in its pocket, a true “one more thing?” Or, it could be for Apple’s new operating system, and remains unnamed because Apple wants to make extra sure not to give away the name before later today.

Engadget also posted additional details about the new MacBook Air ahead of today’s announcement, which it says come from a trusted source. It’s basically a full spec sheet for the 11.6-inch version we’ll supposedly see alongside a revamped 13.3-inch model:

  • 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (with a 2.33GHz option).
  • 2GB of memory.
  • No optical drive.
  • Mini DisplayPort, USB, and SD on the left, and MagSafe and another USB on the right.
  • New, single-piece button trackpad, like on the Pros.
  • Smaller footprint, but same thickness as the current MacBook Air.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see this thing unveiled this afternoon. My 12-inch PowerBook is long due for retirement. Tune in here at TheAppleBlog for coverage of today’s event, which starts at 10 AM Pacific, or 1 PM Eastern.

Update: As of 12:15 p.m. EDT this afternoon, the Discussions pages have all been yanked, showing a “not found” error. It’s likely they will reappear after this afternoon’s event, and apparent that someone really did jump the gun and posted them too soon.

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  1. Do you know if Apple will be streaming the event live, like they did with the last one?

  2. Apple is all set to stream the “Back to Mac” event Live for everyone today. The only catch? You need to have a Mac or iOS device

    Here is what the release reads:

    Apple® will broadcast its October 20 event online using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. Viewing requires either a Mac® running Safari® on Mac OS® X version 10.6 Snow Leopard®, an iPhone® or iPod touch® running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad™. The live broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT on October 20, 2010 on the apple website

  3. I’m not “someone”. I’ve got a name and a surname, along with my website.

  4. 2GB on a high end laptop?

    lots of bargain bottom end models have 3 or 4 GB as standard these days, or at the least can be cheaply upgraded to 4GB.

  5. For all the scepticals, This isn’t a netbook! Netbooks have Atom processors, shitty graphics and 5400rpm hard drives. This has a Core 2 Duo, solid state device, instant on OS, even higher resolution screen than a netbook, full size keyboard (instead of the shrunken ones found on netbooks) a better webcam, much better battery life and an incredibly portable and rugged enclosure.

    Unfortunely, even the price is not like a netbook 1194$ for the 11.6′ 128GB on http://amzn.to/bfYQ1L is the cheapest I’ve found.
    This is definitely not like any of the netbooks on the market today.

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