There is no MacBook Wheel
There is no MacBook Wheel, that was a joke story by The Onion. Everything on The Onion is a joke, that's what the site is, it makes fun of real news stories by creating funny exaggerated versions of them. In this case, the joke was taken as serious by a couple of people, and then they became part of the joke.
And the MacBook Air is kind of the redheaded stepchild of the whole MacBook line. It gets refreshed maybe once a year, while the others are 2-3X a year. There a real pain to work on/repair too. Lots of tiny little screws. I do loads of display replacements because I get all kinds of demo units in with broken hinges. I don't think sales of the Air have been what Apple was hoping for, but at the same time have been good enough not to kill the line altogether.
The MBA is thin, light, and quiet, but that's about it. There's about zero upgrade capacity, it's under powered, you have a SINGLE USB port that's kind of awkward to use, the charging port is also kind of in an awkward place (though I admit that's a side effect of the thing being so thin... There's just nowhere else to put the charging port), and it's expensive. I think the new MBA has a couple of extra USB ports. I haven't had a chance to really look into it.
The new 11" MBA costs about the same as the MacBook which has a bigger screen, bigger HDD, more RAM, etc. So unless you spend most of your life in airplanes and airports, where every bit of weight you can shed is important, it's not really worth the money IMO. A MacBook only weighs a little more, has better specs, and costs the same.
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