Apple Announces New MacBook Airs with Haswell Processors and 'All-Day' Battery Life

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    At today's WWDC keynote in San Francisco, California, Apple announced new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs, which have been designed with battery life in mind. As expected, the new Airs use Haswell processors that offer enhanced performance and significantly improved battery life, but feature no cosmetic changes.

    With the new Haswell processors, The 11" MacBook Air will now have nine hours of battery life while the 13" MacBook Air will have a stunning 12 hours of battery life.

    In addition to Haswell processors, the new MacBooks feature 802.11ac compatibility, with support for the "Gigabit WiFi" 802.11ac specification. Gigabit WiFi offers speeds up to three times as fast as existing 802.11n wireless networks.

    The 11" MacBook Air starts at $999 with a 128GB hard drive and the 13" MacBook Air with a 128GB hard drive starts at $1099. Apple's MacBook Airs are available today from Apple's Online Store and at retail locations.

    Article Link: Apple Announces New MacBook Airs with Haswell Processors and 'All-Day' Battery Life
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    That battery life is making it very tempting to upgrade. If only I had the cash right now.
  3. slumpey326 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    do you think there will be a BTO to upgrade the display to 1080p. This is very sad if it is still the old display resolutions. That is like so ancient by today's terms.
  4. Bibbed macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2012
    I know these will be available in the online store today, but how soon do the physical Apple Stores usually have them in stock?
  5. Ndynslvr macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    I am delaying my purchase till OSX Mavericks.
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    They're still 16:10, so no. I love 16:10, so I'm not complaining.
  7. WWDC2013 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2013
    Very disappointed with such minor updates! :-(
  8. Chub macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Please tell me the screen has been updated. The battery life is all well and good, but I want a better screen. Nothing makes me want to get this over a Windows Ultrabook now and I was really looking forward to something "better".
  9. robE89 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2011
    was really hoping for at least 1080p display :( meh.
  10. UnalignedByte macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2013

    I feel tempted to upgrade my 2010 MacBook white now
  11. n1tut macrumors regular


    Nov 20, 2010
    Glen of Newmill, Keith, Scotland
    What an anti climax.

    We knew Haswell would be in, but that is it, better battery life.

  12. ApplNat macrumors member


    May 18, 2013
    Nope. No better screen.

    Marketing hype to call it the all new line of MacBook Airs.

    Same Macbook Airs just with Haswell chip, which provides longer battery life.

    Same body, same size screen, same everything else.

    That said, I'm ready to purchase as I don't have a mac now and was waiting for the 2013 models to come out. And now they have. 13" is in my (near) future as soon as I can purchase one.
  13. KylePowers, Jun 10, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013

    KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    Almost twice the battery life, almost twice the graphics power, and 802.11ac? I wouldn't call that necessarily minor. What were you expecting? Built-in coffee maker?

    EDIT: For some reason I considered almost 50% being twice the graphics power; but nonetheless, quite the improvement! Especially compared to my Sandy Bridge GPU.
  14. sofakng macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    I'm still torn between 11" and 13"...

    13" is so big if I'm mostly going to just use it on the couch...
  15. Chub macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Twice the graphics power I don't think so and who is going to be using that 1GBps wireless connection anytime soon? I was truly looking forward to this and let's be honest it was a let down.
  16. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Naturally. And with a conical burr grinder included, as well, please.

    In any case, I am looking at the MBAs closely; I have one, and, while it is easily the best computer I have ever owned, I admit to viewing what is currently being unveiled with interest.
  17. egoldin macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2003
    Palo Alto (aka near Steve Jobs)

    Did they mention if you could upgrade the HD to 512GB?
  18. DJTaurus macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2012
    Why the f... so many years have passed and apple does not upgrade Time Machine/airport to full router/modem.... why????? :mad:
  19. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
  20. greenythebeast macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    It's my understanding that Haswell ULT processors are dual core only. That sucks :(
  21. RowellE macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2012
    I just got off the phone with our local Apple Store. They said they had no idea about new MacBook Airs. They told me if its available to purchase online To just go ahead and order it from there. I think they're just saying that because they don't know that the new MacBook Airs have been announced on the keynote already.
  22. portishead macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2007
    los angeles
    this would be my dream portable, except no retina display. Darn... Hopefully next year!
  23. JSalig macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    Oh well. Was really hoping to upgrade my MBA this year but for battery life alone, I just can't justify it. I wasn't expecting retina but was hoping for some type of resolution bump. Looks like I'll be getting a rMBP whenever it gets Haswell.
  24. NoSmd macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2013
    So does that mean there will be no new macbook pro retina because they are finished with all of the hardware?
  25. HiDEF macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2010
    Miami, FL
    If MBA's were retina, won't the battery take a hit?

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