Aside from Intel Haswell, which is set to be announced in a couple of weeks, tech and gadget enthusiasts are also excited for Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference 2013. But prior to this, there were reports that MacBook Air inventories in authorized retailers are starting to dwindle.
In particular, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air with 18 GHz processor and 256 GB solid-state drive is out of stock at Amazon, B&H, MacConnection, and MacMall as of the moment. Meanwhile, J&R is advertising that the said device is only available for purchase at their brick-and-mortar stores. Best Buy, on the other hand, is the only retailer that advertises available inventory of the 13-inch MacBook Air.
MacBook Air Refresh, Anyone?
Last month, KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo noted that Apple has plans to introduce new MacBook Air with Intel’s next-generation processor at WWDC 2013. The thin-and-light notebook is expected to be on sale before the end of June.
Dwindling inventory of Apple devices is usually the first sign that a product refresh is imminent. The upcoming WWDC 2013, set for June 10 – 14, would be the best moment for the Cupertino-based company to introduce newly updated MacBook Airs.
On the other hand, Intel Haswell is expected to be available on the first week of June. The processor is said to consume less power, giving longer battery life on notebooks. It will also feature Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics, which offer a 50-percent improvement from its predecessor.