New MacBook Airs could arrive tomorrow

Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inch 2013 edition
Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inch
According to a fresh leak, a minor update to Apple's line of MacBook Air ultrabooks will be announced tomorrow.

The MacBook Air line of ultrabooks made its debut on January 2, 2008 and the latest update took place on June 10, 2013. All models currently on the market use SSD storage, fourth generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and two screen sizes are available - 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch. These specs will soon be slightly improved, while a noticeable design refresh is expected to take place this summer, sources close to the matter say.

According to 9to5Mac's inside information, "shipments of new MacBook Airs have begun arriving in large quantities to Apple Stores across the country" and some of their specs are also known already.

It looks like the thinner profile, fanless MacBook Air with Retina display will not make it tomorrow, since only the processors will be replaced by newer ones from the same Haswell family. The minor SKU changes also seem to reveal that this update will be minor so the new 13-inch MacBook Air, for example, will be known as "MD760LL/B," while current version is labeled "MD760LL/A."

The entry level 13-inch MacBook Air now has a 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz and will get a new one clocked at 1.4 GHz which can go all the way up to 2.7 GHz when needed thanks to Intel's Turbo Boost technology.

There is no information regarding all the updates to the entire lineup at this time, but we will probably find out more tomorrow.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-04-28 (Update: 2014-04-29)
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