MacBook Air inventory drying up ahead of Apple’s WWDC 2013

“With Intel’s next-generation Haswell processors set to launch in a matter of weeks and WWDC to kick off soon after, availability of Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air had begun to dry up at major authorized resellers,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“The popular 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8-gigahertz processor and 256-gigabyte solid-state drive is currently out of stock at resellers Amazon, B&H, MacConnection, and MacMall,” Hughes reports. “In addition, J&R is currently advertising that the thin-and-light notebook is only available for purchase in its brick-and-mortar stores.”

“Constrained availability of existing models is often one of the first signs of an impending product refresh, as Apple draws down inventory in anticipation of the release of new hardware,” Hughes reports. “Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities indicated last month that Apple apparently plans to introduce new MacBook Airs featuring Intel’s next-generation Haswell processors at WWDC. The new ultraportable notebooks are expected to go on sale before the end of June.”

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12 Comments

      1. I’d say an Macbook Air is faster than an Macbook Pro with a spinning hard drive at most tasks – of course it depends on the tasks, and new Macbook Pros probably have an SSD options now. It really is amazing how big of a difference a solid state drive makes – it feels way more significant than the incremental CPU and GPU upgrades Macs have seen over the last few years.

          1. Its the hybrid drive that takes the cake.
            As long as data is flowing to the processor as fast as possible, who cares which source it comes from.

            Apple’s concept is best as it keeps the lower cost option for large data and still gets the data fast..

  1. It’s a little early for inventory to be drying up if the new product releases aren’t coming until the fall. Maybe we’ll get something nice to fill in the space between now and then.

    1. Well, I believe there is a difference between “new” products and refreshed products. Just because Tim Cook said that they would release “new” products in the fall, doesn’t mean they won’t refresh current products. So the real question is “what did he mean by these new products?”

      I bet we’ll be wowed by it!

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