New MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models will be released in June next year
In June of this year Apple updated the Mac line and introduced several new models and next year the company would have to update again all models, keeping current designs. Apple had already asked partners to prepare for this change, just talking about hardware replacement and nothing more, so Apple basically does nothing but to keep the tradition of past years and give customers what they know, but with the best performance.
Apple has issued requests for quotations (RFQ) to Taiwan-based supply chain makers for the revision of several notebook models including MacBook Pro and MacBook Air series in June 2013, causing ultrabook vendors to be concerned, according to supply chain makers. The sources pointed out that the MacBook Air for 2013 will feature a new processor platform, but its industrial design will not see any major changes.
Besides information on updating the Mac line, those from Digitimes claim that Apple could reduce the MacBook Air’s price before June, but this is unlikely. Apple does not typically lower prices than the main product after removing them from the first line, so on the company there will be no cuts, but large retailers could sell the Air for a price somewhat lower than the one from Apple.