The last time we saw Apple refresh their MacBook Air laptops was back in June 2013. This was a pretty significant update because it not only incorporated Intel’s Haswell chipset, but it also came with improved graphics and an extra long battery life, thus making it a pretty decent laptop to bring around, and also if you wanted to get some gaming done on it.
Now according to new rumors, Apple could be refreshing both the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models as early as next week. This is according to MacGeneration who claims that their sources have informed them of an impending update. Unfortunately it was not mentioned as to what kind of updates we could be looking at.
In the past it has been suggested that we could see a redesigned MacBook Air which would feature a Retina display, much like the MacBook Pros, but we would assume that Apple would want to announce this at an event, like WWDC in June, as opposed to quietly refreshing its Apple Online Store.
This also seems to go against analyst’s Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions earlier this month which suggested that MacBook refreshes might only take place in the later part of the year. Of course it is possible that this refresh might only see a slight bump in processors while the major update will be revealed later in the year, but either way we guess we’ll just have to wait until next week to find out. Until then do take it with a grain of salt.