Apple is not expected to be announcing new iOS devices at next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but it is predicted to be advertising new MacBook Airs, according to recent rumors.
As analysts suggested, it appears that Apple is planning not only to announce the New MacBook Air at the developer conference, but also to begin shipments soon after their announcement. The refreshed thin-and-light notebooks are expected to offer greater performance along with reduced power consumption as they are predicted to feature Intel’s latest-generation Haswell processors.
Although many people are waiting for a Retina Display MacBook Air, in accordance with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo statements, Apple is not able to update the notebook with a Retina Display because of the cost, thickness, and production concerns.
However, once the authorized resellers suggested that a refreshed model of the notebook could come as soon as WWDC, the orders for the already existing model began to increase, and, according to recent news, MacBook Air models, including Apple’s popular 11.6-inch, continue to go out of stock at many resellers.
It seems that Thursday morning, Amazon was completely sold out of the MacBook Air, the 128-gigabyte version of the 11.6-inch model and the entry-level 13-inch model, being the only ones remaining in stock for now.
Not only Amazon appears to be out of stock when it comes to the MacBook Air models, but also MacMall, MacConnection, Best Buy, and J&R show similar constraints of MacBook Air inventory.
Although most of the resellers seems to be running out of in-store MacBook Air inventory, Apple’s own retail stores do not share the same concerns as both 11.6- and 13-inch MacBook Air models can be found in stock, and they are available for in-store pickup.
The fact that last time Apple updated its MacBook Air lineup was last year, during the WWDC, makes the predictions regarding another update this time around far from being unexpected. The only questionable matter is whether the next generation device will come with a Retina display, or not.
However, everything will be made public soon, at the WWDC, which begins on Monday, June 10 in San Francisco. The technical sessions of the conference will be given by more than 1,000 Apple engineers to the developers who attend.
Tickets to WWDC 2013 sold out, but the developers who cannot attend have the chance to be up to date with the conference, as Apple’s technical sessions will also be made available to stream online.