Everybody has heard rumors a couple of weeks ago regarding the fact that Apple planned to announce new 2013 MacBook Air lineup at WWDC 2013. It appears that the rumors were true because, just as it has been predicted, on Monday at the World Wide Developers Conference, Apple has updated its MacBook Air lineup, unveiling the new models.
As it was presented at the conference, the fresh MacBook Air models are based on Intel’s Haswell processors, and this is the reason why they are awaited to offer users not only an amazing battery life, but also 40% improved graphics over the old models.
What is extremely impressive is that, in accordance with the statements made by Apple’s representatives the 11 inch MacBook Air will now last from 5 hours to 9 hours before charging while the 13 inch one will go from 7 hours to 12 hours of battery life.
As the new MacBook Air is designed for power savings, it comes with smarter low-power settings, the user being able to the MacBook Air on standby for up to thirty days and yet still wake it up in seconds.
Regarding with the appearance of the new MacBook Airs, there are no changes made to the design. However, this is far from being a surprise because there have been no discussion with reference to adjusting the look of the models.
When it comes to the compatibility, everything seems to be as it was predicted before the conference. Therefore, the new MacBook Airs, which is said to have a faster flash memory, will be compatible with 802.11ac wireless networking.
However, the user is going to need an 802.11ac base station. This is the reason why, according to the company’s statements, Apple will launch entirely new designs of AirPort Extreme that does 802.11ac. In addition, there’s a new Time Capsule available.
As to price, it has been announced that the 11-inch MacBook Air starts at $999 with 128 gigabytes of flash storage while the 13-inch model with 128 gigabytes begins at $1,099. The new MacBook Air models start shipping from today.