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MacBook Air Supplies Running Low, Apple Refresh Closing In

The supply of Apple MacBook Air has become highly restricted, indicating that the highly anticipated product refresh is close at hand.

Citing sources around the world, 9to5 Mac reported that the supply of the device is significantly low everywhere, an indicator that the company is preparing for a June refresh of the MacBook Air.

The supply constraints come after Apple and all the major retailers dropped the prices of the MacBook Air. Apple is now offering the refurbished version device starting from $829 for the basic model while retailers like BestBuy have also lowered the price for the basic MacBook Air model to $938.

There has been an industry wide norm that supply for the products being upgraded is highly regulated right before the launch of the refresh.

According to previous reports, the laptop, like iMac and MacBook Pro, won’t have a major upgrade with the new refresh, but the company is expected to add Intel’s SandyBridge processor and its Thunderbolt data transfer technology, which is significantly faster than USB 3.0.

Early rumours have also been suggesting that Apple will power the notebook with an A5 processor like the one it uses on the iPad.

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