DigiTimes has reported that, according to Taiwanese supply chain sources, Apple will be introducing new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros in June of 2013. The report says that while the computer’s designs will likely remain unaltered, the MacBook Air will switch to a new processor platform. We’re expecting this platform to be Intel’s new Haswell architecture, which would bring speed improvements to Apple’s ultra-thin laptop.
DigiTimes didn’t say much about the MacBook Pro refresh in its report, though it claimed that Apple’s professional grade laptop would indeed be refreshed alongside the MacBook Air. Based on previous experiences, we’d expect Apple to bring new CPUs and larger hard drives to the laptop during its June refresh.
The publication also claims that Apple will release a cheaper version of the MacBook Air prior to the launch of the new MacBooks. I don’t personally believe this claim as Apple has never dropped prices of product before releasing a refresh, though MacBook Air price drops have been rumored time and time again.
Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lineups last received refreshes in June of 2012 at Apple’s yearly WWDC event. At the event, Apple brought Ivy Bridge processors to both its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines. The company also released a Retina display version of the MacBook Pro, with fast CPUs, no DVD drive and a gorgeous new display.