New MacBook Airs landing June-July?

DigiTimes is reporting that Apple’s MacBook Air line is about to be refreshed with ThunderBolt and Sandy Bridge processors.

According to the site, the refreshed machines are due in June or July, based on what they’ve heard from part manufacturers.

Of course, Apple won’t comment on such stories, but DigiTimes is hearing that Apple’s partners are ramping up for new machines:

Main supply chain makers for the new models remain about the same as for the existing MacBook Air, with Quanta Computer solely responsible for assembly, Catcher Technology supplying casings, Auras Technology a main supplier of thermal modules, Shin Zu Shing supplying hinges, and Simplo Technology and Dynapack supplying batteries, the sources pointed out. However, none of the makers have confirmed their participation in making new MacBook Airs.

Reviews of the current MacBook Airs have been positive across the board, despite the older Core2Duo processors currently used in the machines. Faster processors and I/O can only further help the popular machines sell well.

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