Apple rumored to update to its MacBook Air series in late February
Back in January we reported on a couple of rumors according to which Apple is gearing up to release a completely new 12-inch MacBook Air. If leaks and rumors are to be believed, the new 12-inch MacBook Air will be launched at some point during this upcoming summer. According to sources from inside the Czech reseller network, before getting around to launching a new MacBook Air model, Apple is planning to update current MacBook Air models by the end of the month.
According to the new rumor, the updated MacBook Airs will be introduced without a big announcement, meaning that the updates are not going to be radical. We expect to see new internal components, most likely new processors. This January, Intel launched the (fifth) Broadwell generation of Core i processors, and it would make a lot of sense for the Cupertino based manufacturer to update its MacBook Air series to make use of the faster new chips. If this info turns out to be accurate, Apple should quietly update its MacBook Air series on February 24.
Compared to Haswell chips, the Broadwell generation brings performance improvements while also reducing power consumption at equal loads. Although the new Broadwell chips are only slightly more powerful at the CPU level compared to the previous generation, some early tests review that the GPU performance boost is one of about 20-25 percent.