If you’ve held off on getting last year’s MacBook Air because you were hoping to see the 2012 refresh feature Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors, you could be in luck thanks to a report by Digitimes that claims that Apple’s overseas supply chain is currently gearing up to start producing Apple’s next-generation MacBook Air models, but unfortunately the specifics such as a release date and hardware specifications remain unknown.

Apple’s MacBook Air saw a refresh back in July of 2011 and saw an increase in RAM, SSD capacity, processor speed, the addition of a Thunderbolt port along with backlit keys, so if we had to guess, safe to say 2012’s refresh of the MacBook Air models will most likely be around the same time. Based on previously leaked documents from Intel has also revealed that their “ultra” U-Series Processors will have a TDP of just 17 watts and will be clocked at speeds of 1.8GHz and 2GHz which could make their way into Apple’s 2012 MacBook Airs.

Recent rumors have also suggested that Apple could be introducing a 15” MacBook Air model to the lineup, which at the moment consists of 11” and 13” models. So what features and hardware specs are you guys most looking forward to in the 2012 MacBook Airs?

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