Well, we knew that one MacBook was going to get the new Haswell processor from Intel, and it seems pretty obvious now that it had to be the new 2013 MacBook Air, considering the Pro had already had a minor update earlier this year.
While this may not be the massive change that we had hoped to have seen with the MacBook Air, there are several key changes that make this a more than reasonable update, such as improved battery life, which we had already predicted, as well as faster WiFi speeds, again we reported on this as well a few weeks ago.
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The new 2013 MacBook Air was unveiled during WWDC earlier today, and you’ll be happy to know that shipping will begin today, and as of writing this the Apple Store has now gone live once again.
As usual there are 2 sizes, the 11-inch and 13-inch, with two choices for either size. The differences are to the size of the storage only, so 128GB and 256GB.
The MacBook Air prices for the 2013 models are as follows: 11-inch: 128GB, $999.00, 11-inch: 256GB, $1,199.00, 13-inch: 128GB, $1,099.00 and finally the 13-inch: 256GB for $1,299.00.
Three main MacBook Air features for 2013 – First up we have the all-day battery, so expect the 11-inch version to last around 9 hours and the 13-inch model battery can go as much as 12 hours. Secondly, there is the new Haswell CPU and the Intel HD Graphics 5000, making tasks much faster. Finally, there is the option to increase the flash storage up to 512GB.
That’s all the changes there is for the new MacBook Pro for now, although these will become even better once Mac OS X Mavericks is released later this year. We’re not too sure on the price of this new OS, but we’re sure that if you purchase one of the new MacBook Air devices, then your copy of Mavericks will be free once released.