Apple updated its 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air lineups last year, and it is reportedly planning to do it again sometime soon. The Cupertino-based technology company is reportedly planning to unveil the refreshed models of the said notebook lineups at its Spring Forward event next week. As we inch closer to the event, purported specifications of the new 13-inch MacBook Air have surfaced on the web.
According to Feng.com, the new 13-inch MacBook Air will sport improvements in graphics, processor, and battery. The forum points us to alleged screenshot of specs that reveal that the new MacBook Air will have a faster 1.6GHz Intel Broadwell Core i5-5250U (up from 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5) paired with Intel HD Graphics 6000 (up from HD Graphics 5000). Other improvements include battery bump to 7,422mAh. No changes in the display panel (hence resolution) and RAM.
The screenshots further suggest that the 1.6GHz Core i5-specced model will come in either 128GB or 256GB of storage, while the 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-5650U with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD internal storage.
Last year too, Apple had offered only a minimal upgrade to both variants in its MacBook Air lineup. While the laptops might take stage at the March 9 event, the focus is likely to be on the Apple Watch. Additionally, Apple could also release iOS 8.2 software update, and the long-rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air.