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Apple: 13-inch MacBook Air Broadwell update is imminent

An updated 13-inch Apple MacBook Air with an Intel Broadwell processor has surfaced online in China. The updated MacBook Air comes with a Broadwell Intel Core i5 processor and Intel HD 6000 Graphics.

With just a few days to go before Apple's March 9 event, an updated 13-inch MacBook Air with an Intel Broadwell processor surfaced online in China. Although the 13-inch MacBook Air series seems to be up for an internal update, reports suggest that a redesign of the MacBook Air series is not to be expected. The 12-inch MacBook Air that we've heard about over the past couple of months is expected to be unveiled later this summer.

According to a series of screenshots, Apple is readying a 13-inch MacBook Air model that makes use of a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-5250U from the Broadwell generation, an Intel HD Graphics 6000 integrated GPU, and 4GB of RAM. The display resolution of 1440 by 900 pixels will be allegedly be inherited from the old model. Aside from this entry-level version, the screenshots also reveal a high-end Apple MacBook Air version that integrates a Broadwell Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage.

At the moment, we don't have any concrete information regarding a possible release date for the updated MacBook Airs. Given that this leaked information reveals changes that only relate to the processor and the integrated GPU, we're not likely to see a big announcement from the Cupertino-based tech giant. Rumors suggest that the updated models will make their way into the Apple Store in the upcoming weeks.

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Mihai Andrici, 2015-03- 6 (Update: 2015-03- 6)