Today, DigiTimes reports that Apple has already informed various Taiwan-based suppliers that both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air product lines will be revised for a launch in June, 2013. Due to the fact that the last update made to the MacBook Air was in June of 2012, DigiTimes’ information appears to, at the very least, fall within a conceivable timeframe.
DigTimes’ unnamed source suggests that while the MacBook Air models won’t see any physical updates and revisions, they’ll feature a “new processor platform”.
The sources pointed out that the MacBook Air for 2013 will feature a new processor platform, but its industrial design will not see any major changes.
Furthermore, it was also reported that Apple will “likely reduce the prices for its existing MacBook Airs before the launch of the new models”. Although Apple keeps older iOS-based devices in circulation for reduced prices, the same can’t be said for Apple’s line of Mac notebook computers.
The MacBook Pro lineup is also likely to receive Intel’s new Haswell processors: the successor to Intel’s Ivy Bridge line. The upgrade to Haswell CPUs will bring overall speed boosts and effectively double the performance of the integrated GPU. If Apple decides to make Retina displays consistent across their entire MacBook line in 2013, the added GPU performance from Haswell processors will be crucial. Stay tuned for complete coverage on Apple and their forthcoming MacBook Pro and MacBook Air product line updates.