Next MBA Refresh

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CC424, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2009
    I want to buy a MBA 11" but don't want to buy it if a refresh is coming in January. I got caught in that loop with my MBP. So, I was wondering if there are any speculations on when the next refresh will be and what new things should we expect?????
  2. macrumors 603

    Jun 14, 2010
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2009
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2011
    Most likely not.

    But buying in Apple Store you will end up with higher base price + tax - it will be more then 100 $.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    No upgrades for some time. The current versions are using Intels latest ultra low voltage processors.
    Check the Apple Insider web sites price list for lowest prices.

  7. macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2011
    January??? The next refresh will be for Intel Ivy Bridge processors, sometime next summer or even later.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2011
    The new models have only been out since July 2011. The current MacBook Airs seem to have a 9 month cycle between refreshes so I wouldn't expect a new one until April 2012. The current model is only the 2nd refresh with the new design so I wouldn't even expect a design change in next year's model.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2010
    you're quite safe. buy now. (or wait a bit for a refurb.)
  10. macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2011
    Ivy Bridge Intel CPUs in March - april 2012. They will probably be the next MBA refresh.
  11. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    Plus, that's just the target for the release of the initial Ivy Bridge line. Mobile Sandy Bridge chips were released in January 2011, but the MacBook Air wasn't updated until July, about a month after the 1.6GHz i5, 1.7GHz i5, and 1.8GHz i7 ULV chips were released.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the next MacBook Air update doesn't occur until next summer. The timing seemed to work well for them, since it was featured in back-to-school promotions. Last year's Air was also well timed for the holidays, but they probably don't want to wait that long with all the PC Ultrabooks coming out over the next few months. Undoubtedly, by winter or spring, some will be out with specifications that top the Airs at comparable or lower prices.

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