Apple Discontinues the White MacBook

New white MacBookIs it really time to say a final farewell to the white MacBook?  Apparently Apple thinks so. Following the announcements of a new MacBook Air and Mac Mini, the white MacBook disappeared from Apple’s online store.

It seems that Apple thought that they would quietly discontinue the white MacBook. Apple made no announcement about the withdrawal of the MacBook from their online store and they have yet to comment on what has happened to the white MacBook, but I am assuming that they will make some sort of announcement as to the reasoning behind the pull. It has been speculated that it the white MacBook just may no longer be needed. On July 20th, Apple released updated MacBook Air models. One of those models is the 11-inch MacBook Air, which now starts at $999, the same pricing as the white MacBook. However, many Apple Users have expressed opposition to Apple’s choice to pull the MacBook off the shelves because of the history behind it. The original MacBook, available in white or black, was released on May 16, 2006 and has previously attracted many students and creative types.

The white MacBook has long stood as a symbol representing an individual’s freedom from the world of PCs. I, personally, am very surprised that Apple has discontinued this product. But, I want to know what you think. Do you think this was a smart move on Apple’s part?

12 replies
  1. Cameron Plommer
    Cameron Plommer says:

    I got my white Macbook in 2007. I still have it after upgrading RAM, OS and HD.  It runs beautifully.

    Still, I understand why Apple pulled it.  With the Airs, the Macbook just doesn’t have a place in the Mac lineup.  

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    • Alyssa Magnotti
      Alyssa Magnotti says:

      Hey Cam! Thanks for the comment! I understand why they had to take it off, I suppose. I just like the plastic case so much more than the aluminum.. Oh well! Now we own “rare” computers! ;]

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      • Cameron Plommer
        Cameron Plommer says:

        You like the plastic case?  I think most people (and Apple obviously as well) think of the aluminum as an upgrade.

        My next computer will probably be an Air, when ever I do upgrade.  It would be cool to just get an iPad as my main computing device though…

    • LovesHomeDesign
      LovesHomeDesign says:

      I’m glad yours still runs well, because I just bought one and intend to keep it for a very long time. I am sad that they discontinued the white Macbook and hoping they’ll eventually come out with an updated version of it that fits right in with their aluminum ones. I personally don’t like those, very unfeminine and like someone mentioned, the white was indeed unique. For some of us looks matter just as much as performance, it matters because you also have to look at it laying around in your livingroom/bedroom. I understand many people only look for perfomance, but I am no tech wizz and use computers for school and everyday tasks (like many people) and for that, the white Macbook was perfect.

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  2. Casey Garritano
    Casey Garritano says:

    I have the newest very simple and uncomplicated White MacBook that just was discontinued. I love it and am very sad that I can never have another one after this one…. I’ll just have to take extra special care of the one i have. 

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  3. Jason Buenavista Gallardo
    Jason Buenavista Gallardo says:

    I think it’s a shame that thier discontinuing the white mac. I really do agree that the White it’s self really sets it apart, by far, asthetically from the monotomous world of computers. I Personally have the Latest white one and find it very beautiful to look at. Even though Apple has haulted production on the White MacBook so far, I Hope they Produce more White Products later on in the future. like the White iPhone 4 and iPad2. Maybe a white MacBook Pro? We’ll see

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  4. Lucasdonoso17
    Lucasdonoso17 says:

    when apple was still selling MacBooks my parents thought i was at a age were i could get a computer. i had a choice of getting a macbook air or macbook and i choose macbook cause it holds more memory and i like the white color better. i will miss u white macbook

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  5. Lucasdonoso17
    Lucasdonoso17 says:

    when apple was still selling MacBooks my parents thought i was at a age were i could get a computer. i had a choice of getting a macbook air or macbook and i choose macbook cause it holds more memory and i like the white color better. i will miss u white macbook

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