RUMOR: MacBook Air Update Coming This Week

Posted on May 10, 2010 by

A model number leak today has started rumors that Apple will be releasing an updated MacBook Air very soon.  The last update to the MacBook Air was on June 8, 2009.

From Macworld:

There might be a new MacBook Air released this week, according to a well-placed source familiar with Apple inventory levels and product refreshes.

The same person who correctly predicted the recent MacBook Pro updates a week before they arrived has been in touch withAustralian Macworld after finding a new Apple product number on the Apple database.

The source says the number, MC516LL/A K87 BETTER BTR-USA, most likely points to a Mac product due to the ‘BETTER’ segment of the product code.

There is some potential it could refer to a 27in display, which has been rumoured to be coming to match the 27in iMacs. However, it looks like there are several thousand on their way to Australia this week, which suggests a major new product.

We’ve also heard whisperings that the current MacBook Air is difficult to come by, despite showing an estimated shipping time of 24 hours on the Apple Store.

The new product, whatever it is, will most likely be announced this Tuesday, 11 May (US time, so Wednesday morning for us in Australia).

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