Apple Expected to Release Updated MacBook Airs Tomorrow

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    As was initially reported last week, Apple's updated MacBook Air may launch this week, possibly as soon as tomorrow.

    Shipments of new 11 and 13-inch MacBook Airs are currently arriving in Apple Stores across the country, according to 9to5Mac, with plans to put the computers on display beginning tomorrow morning.

    The MacBook Air refresh is expected to be minor and could arrive with little fanfare. Updated MacBook Air computers may include a slightly improved Haswell processor with a small speed boost and few other changes.
    Though Apple is planning just a minor MacBook Air refresh for this week, the company is also said to have a second 12-inch MacBook Air in the works that will be released later in the year.

    The 12-inch MacBook Air is expected to feature some major design changes in the form of a slimmer chassis without fans, a Retina display, and a buttonless trackpad.

    It is unclear when tomorrow's updated MacBook Airs might make their first appearance, but it is possible Apple will take its online store down tonight in order to update inventory ahead of an in-store release tomorrow.

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    Anyone think we might see a Mac Mini refresh snuck in there too?
     
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    I wonder how the pricing will differ from the previous spec models...
     
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    Be interesting to see if any of these Airs will use Iris graphics.
     
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    Does this mean the 12 inch fanless MBA is far away?
     
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    What is a buttonless trackpad? It doesn't have any tactile movement at all? That would be highly annoying. I've tried the trackpad clicking, but I keep reverting to the physical button because it just feels better to get that feedback. However, I do wish it had less travel. Sometimes it feels like I need to press harder than what feels natural.
     
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    Why would they refresh them now, and release new versions at WWDC?

    And why would I buy a new MBA if I know there are more coming in June?
     
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    Because it's such a small update. And they probably want to keep it silent. WWDC is where Apple show off big updates/products. Anyway, any update is welcome.
     
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    because at WWDC they will announce 12" macbook air and probably mac mini
     
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    I thought that at first but i tap to click and only press down for right click. wonder how right click will work on this.
     
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    I hope they just can the 11" and 13" models and replace it with the 12" retina when that comes out. Then you have the 12" Air, 13" and 15" rMBP, nice and streamlined, gets rid of fragmentation, brings manufacturing and inventory costs down a bit.
     
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    new MacBook Airs

    So, in other words, BIG DEAL. Apple once again disappoints.:(
     
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    8gb of ram on stock model?

    I really hope one of these minor updates is an increase in ram to 8gb on the higher end models. It isn't even a cost thing. It is just so annoying to have to order a BTO model or the extremely expensive ultimate model just to get 8gb or ram.
     
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    Right click will be how you can set it as now. Two fingers with a single tap.
     
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    Retina display would have been great in the 13". But chances are next to none. Looks like we're going to have to wait until next year. For now, expect just 2-5% CPU performance improvement.
     
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    Not at chance, because the 13" MBP base line has 4 GB RAM, but still you will have a baseline with 8Gb i think and not need to BTO
     
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    How is this disappointing? This isn't WWDC, this is Apple simply making a small update to the Air family.
     

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