Apple has kept to its yearly refresh cycle for quite some time when it comes to most of its products, which means it’s about time for the MacBook Air lineup to get a refresh.
The Air lineup was last refreshed in April 2014, so a new lineup of ultraportables seems likely, and new screenshots from the Chinese website Feng.com’s forums indicates that the update might be closer than expected. The images seem to indicate that this is one of Apple’s MacBook airs, but installed with one of Intel’s newest Broadwell processors, which is believed to be the next chipset used by Apple in the computers.
The individual that posted the images suggests that this is a 2015 MacBook Air, which was put together by Foxconn.
The screenshots seems to paint a picture of a low-end 13-inch MacBook Air, which is outfitted with an Intel Core i5-5250U processor, clocked at 1.6GHz. It’s apparently featuring Intel HD Graphics 5000 as well. This new machine will reportedly launch with 4GB of RAM, and the display’s resolution is set at 1440×900. The image also seems to indicate that the battery in the new MacBook Air is pretty similar to the one in the current MacBook Air. Basically, it all seems pretty obvious for an MBA refresh.
The screenshots also indicate the device is running a custom version of OS X 10.10.3, with the software build at 14C2043, again something that isn’t completely out of the ordinary for a machine of this nature. The serial number comes up as invalid, as identified by MacRumors, but considering the device hasn’t launch there’s nothing surprising there, either.
A refreshed MacBook Air seems more than likely, and it should be getting released here soon. Do you plan on picking one up?