This week is expected to witness the release of new MackBook Airs and Mac OS X Lion. There are expectations that Backlit Keyboard might return to the MackBook Air.

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With the release of new models later this month, Apple is set to reinstate a feature to its MacBook Airs that went missing when the company overhauled the ultra-thin notebooks into more cost-affordable products late last year, AppleInsider has learned.
According to people familiar with the matter, backlit keyboards will join the string of hardware enhancements planned for the new 11.6- and 13.3-inch notebooks, which are also expected to adopt high-speed Thunderbolt ports, an upgrade to Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture, and possibly high-speed 400MBps flash memory.

When the backlit keyboard was omitted from the October 2010 redesign, There was quite a backlash online, Especially considering the previous iterations of the MacBook Air came with a backlit option by default. It was thought that Apple removed the backlit keyboard due to design issues and battery life constraints. But it looks like that Apple found a way to implement the backlit system in the ultra-thin chassis of the device, And figured out that the backlit keyboard had to return according to users feedback.

So what do you think about the return of the backlit keyboard feature ?

Via | macstories


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