It’s common knowledge that Walt Mossberg, in a disparaging fear that Apple would forever discontinue the MacBook Air, stocked up on a good 4-5 and stuck them in his closet for safekeeping a couple years back. He didn’t want to run the risk of ever being in a situation in which he did not have a working MacBook Air. His idea was that the stockpile should get him through the end of his life.
As soon as I heard the news that Apple was coming out with a new MacBook Air this year, I thought of Moss and those MacBook Airs in his closet. So did Kyle Leclair a week ago:
Old MacBooks Air, your watch has ended.