Colour MacBook Air 2021

I can’t decide if a colorful MacBook Air is a great idea or not, but not for the reasons you might think.

On the face of it, it’s impossible not to have nostalgia kick in at the idea of multi-colored Macs of all shapes and sizes. People being able to choose a Mac that suits their style is never a bad thing because, for some, Gold-ish, Space Gray, and Silver just don’t cut the mustard. If anything I can understand a personalized MacBook Air more than I can an iMac. Yet, there are concerns.

Not because people might be walking around with yellow MacBook Airs under their arm, of course. I’m concerned – albeit, only slightly at this point – that Apple is falling into the trap of offering too much choice. Too many SKUs, if you will. And we’ve seen before that Apple works best when it has a streamlined lineup.

Quoted text from I can’t decide if a colorful MacBook Air is a great idea or not on iMore.

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Yeah, a variety of colors is nothing like going back to the era when there were a dozen variants of (beige) Performas.


Haha, that is bizarre. I used to work with someone who would do something similar, pasting random blog posts word for word into emails to pass off as their opinion. Similarly they were unable to engage with the followup conversation. Thankfully that person is no longer a coworker.


You’ve quite literally left me with no options. If I actually posted a link to the article, you would pounce on me for simply just posting it and not writing a novel for lengthy justification.

Ye Olde “Probe It Until It Breaks” :slight_smile: line of questioning is handy here. Works just as well with some of my customers’ “received wisdom” tuning mistakes. :slight_smile:

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