“The Macbook Air was last updated on June 11, 2012. Recent history shows that Apple has been updating the MacBook Air every 9–12 months,” Karl Johnson writes for T-GAAP. ” That update cycle would lead to a March-June 2013 update range.”

“One of the major new features obviously coming to the MacBook Air is a Retina Display,” Johnson writes. “It is unlikely Apple can just drop the high-resolution display into the current Air, which suggests a major redesign coming as well.”

Johnson writes, “Apple is likely to wait for Haswell before launching an all-new MacBook Air. It will take time for Intel to test and Apple to build up these new machines. Thus a June launch, with a July or early August release date is likely.”

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