I’ve always loved the saying “Once you go Mac, you’ll never go back”. I want to think I came up with that, but I probably heard it somewhere. In any case, I would go one step further and come up with something witty about going the MacBook Air route, but I just can’t find the right words to match. The bottom line, though, is this: I think that once you start using the 13-inch MacBook Air, it’s really hard to even think about using any other laptop.
That being said, I’ve gone through two MacBook Airs, and I really have no intentions of getting a new laptop anytime soon. Then again, we’re hearing rumors about the dwindling MacBook Air supply everywhere you look.
From the US to the UK, stores are reporting a dwindling MacBook Air supply, leading people – experts and curious consumers alike – to think that the upcoming WWDC has something in store for MacBook Air fans. While most people are spending considerable time wondering what iOS 7 will bring, there is something worth looking at in terms of a MacBook Air refresh.
Apple Insider listed popular stores that are out of stock of the popular 13-inch MacBook Air (1.8 GHz, 256 G SSD): Amazon, B&H, MacConnection, and MacMall.
If you remember, the last MacBook Air refresh was in June 2012 – during WWDC as well. We also can’t overlook the fact that Intel Haswell chips are supposed to be launched in June. These chips are exciting because they offer more processing ability using less power, which in turn leads to longer battery life – something anyone using an ultra-portable laptop appreciates. Then there’s the integration of Intel HD 5000 graphics on the chips, which are supposed to improve performance by 50 percent.
Taking these individual factors into consideration and putting them together – dwindling MacBook Air supply, new Intel chips, last MacBook Air refresh date – I dare say it’s safe to get excited about seeing a sleek, shiny new Air soon. Now, about a Retina screen, I don’t think I’ll get my hopes up that much.
What’s your prediction?
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