Apple Slashes Prices On MacBook Airs By $100 by @chrisgayomali via @FastCompany

Apple Slashes Prices On MacBook Airs By $100

Some analysts predict Apple is gearing up for an HD MacBook Air at WWDC this June.

As previously hinted, Apple released two new MacBook Air models today. On the surface not much is new. As 9to5 Mac reports, both the 11-inch and 13-inch Airs come default with more powerful processors. On the low end is a 1.4Ghz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage; on the high-end option storage gets bumped up to 256GB.

More interestingly, both models received battery upgrades for iTunes movie playback. The 11-inch model will get you 8 to 9 hours of movie time, while the 13-inch will purportedly last through 10 to 12 hours of video playback. Prices also dropped across the board: the 11-inch baseline model now starts at $899, while the 13-inch starts at $999.

Apple looks like it's gearing up for June, and some of the rumors suggest the company plans on releasing a brand-new line of MacBooks. They probably won't have touchscreens. But according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo—who has a solid track record with Apple forecasts—fans should expect an HD MacBook Air with a 12-inch Retina display come WWDC 2014, which starts in June.

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