Jobs Pulls Thin Laptop Out of Air

Apple debuts ultra-thin MacBook Air at Macworld; confirms foray into movie rentals
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2008 2:15 PM CST
Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the MacBook Air while giving the keynote address at Apple MacWorld Conference in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Steve Jobs today slid his latest trick not from up his sleeve, but from a manila envelope. The Apple CEO unveiled the ultra-thin MacBook Air laptop at the Macworld Expo, reports the AP. Boasting a 13-inch screen, the new Mac ranges in thickness from 0.16 inches to 0.76 inches and comes with a standard 80-gig hard drive.

Jobs also demo'd iPhone upgrades and confirmed that Apple would make a foray into online movie rentals, saying the company has already secured deals with all six major studios. Films will be available for around $4 on Apple’s iTunes store, to be either streamed via broadband or downloaded and kept for 30 days. (Read more Apple stories.)