Ordered a MacBook Air from MacMall, Got a 2013 model

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I got the 8GB/1.7Ghz/256GB model. It's my understanding that there were no changes to the specs of this model vs the 2014 model. But when I open System Profiler it still says Mid 2013. Is there a model that would say 2014? And would there be any other difference? Should I be mad at MacMall?
 

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I got the 8GB/1.7Ghz/256GB model. It's my understanding that there were no changes to the specs of this model vs the 2014 model. But when I open System Profiler it still says Mid 2013. Is there a model that would say 2014?
Yes, there are models that say 2014.

And would there be any other difference?
There is no difference on the i7 units. The i5 units have an upgraded processor.

Should I be mad at MacMall?
If the computer has a full year of warranty, I don't see why it would matter.
 

scaredpoet

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I got the 8GB/1.7Ghz/256GB model. It's my understanding that there were no changes to the specs of this model vs the 2014 model. But when I open System Profiler it still says Mid 2013. Is there a model that would say 2014?
I could be wrong, but I think only the MacBook Air models that actually got the speed bump will identify as 2014 models. The models that didn't change should still say 2013.

If you want to remove any doubt, you can enter your serial number at this link, and it will tell you the year and week that your MBA was manufactured, among other interesting tidbits. And if you enter it here, it will tell you when Apple believes the warranty expires on it.


Should I be mad at MacMall?
Probably not. Since there was no change between last year and this year (so far) for that model, its basically the same thing. The warranty should be good, too.
 

BSoares

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Buying from Macmall makes no difference. I bought one from Apple 2 weeks ago, it was made in May and it still says Mid 2013, even though it's the i5 1.4GHz so that model didn't even exist last year. But the motherboard is likely the same from last year to this year and that's why system profiler or About This Mac indicate mid-2013.
 

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I actually just got a call from MacMall. They said that they have actually been in touch with Apple and that Apple is aware of this issue. That website says it was manufactured in May 2014, yet System Profiler says it's a Mid-2013 model. Hopefully there will be a software update. Unless MacMall is making **** up, which is actually kinda likely.
 

T5BRICK

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I actually just got a call from MacMall. They said that they have actually been in touch with Apple and that Apple is aware of this issue. That website says it was manufactured in May 2014, yet System Profiler says it's a Mid-2013 model. Hopefully there will be a software update. Unless MacMall is making **** up, which is actually kinda likely.
This one could be a case of Apple screwing things up. Either way, the 1.7GHz model didn't get any updates; it shouldn't matter if it's a mid 2013 or early 2014.
 

mactumors

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This one could be a case of Apple screwing things up. Either way, the 1.7GHz model didn't get any updates; it shouldn't matter if it's a mid 2013 or early 2014.
For resale it's kind nice to say that it's the 2014 model.
 

T5BRICK

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There's no screwup, because for this model of MacBook Air, there was no change, at all.
As another posted pointed out, why are some of the i7 models marked as 2014?

I agree that there was no hardware change between the mid 2013 and early 2014 i7 based models, but it just seems strange that some of the units sold are showing up marked correctly and others incorrectly. Conversely, why are some of the newly released 1.4GHz i5 models showing up as mid 2013? the 1.4GHz i5 processor wasn't even available in 2013.
 

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