MacBook Air update this week?

Australian Macworld staff
10 May, 2010
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There might be a new MacBook Air released this week, according to a well-placed source familiar with Apple inventory levels and product refreshes.

The same person who correctly predicted the recent MacBook Pro updates a week before they arrived has been in touch with Australian Macworld after finding a new Apple product number on the Apple database.

The source says the number, MC516LL/A K87 BETTER BTR-USA, most likely points to a Mac product due to the ‘BETTER’ segment of the product code.

There is some potential it could refer to a 27in display, which has been rumoured to be coming to match the 27in iMacs. However, it looks like there are several thousand on their way to Australia this week, which suggests a major new product.

We’ve also heard whisperings that the current MacBook Air is difficult to come by, despite showing an estimated shipping time of 24 hours on the Apple Store.

The new product, whatever it is, will most likely be announced this Tuesday, 11 May (US time, so Wednesday morning for us in Australia).

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