Steve Jobs introduced the first MacBook Air in 2008, and promoted at the time as the world's thinnest notebook. Since then Apple has come up with various new models with increased performance and battery life and features, and added new features such as USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt support, etc.
Sadly, right now it's clearly not the best time to be looking for a MacBook Air 13-inch versions as it is now reported that MacBook Air supplies are becoming constrained right before the approaching Apple's World Wide Developers Conference. Currently, the model is out of stock at Amazon.com, with a listed one to two month waiting period. Other authorized Apple resellers, such as MacConnection, MacMall, and B&H, are also seeing short fall on MacBook Air inventory.
However the 11-inch MacBook Air is showing up as available at resellers. This may indicate that the 13-inch version of the MacBook Air is on for a refresh.
It's almost time for the Apple World Wide Developer Conference starting June 10, and Apple is most likely expected to refresh the popular laptops with the next-generation Intel.
Reports also said that Apple Insider had reported saying that the only reseller with any significant inventory of the best selling model outfitted with a 1.8 GHz processor and 256 GB solid state drive was Best Buy. Previous rumors also suggested that Apple may implement Intel's new Haswell Processor in both its new Air and Pro lines.
Reportedly, the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, said that Apple would be introducing new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lines based on Intel's Haswell processors at WWDC, which will takes place next month from June 10 to June 14.
It was also said that the new chips from Intel would generate less heat, consume less power and allow longer battery life.
The chips would also have a new integrated graphics processor, that would give a 50 percent hike in performance. Reportedly supply chain rumors also suggested a new MacBook Air on the way with the new Intel processors, with availability predicted for next month.