AppleInsider is reporting that MacBook Air supplies are running low according to their tracking of third-party retailer availability. That means a MacBook Air refresh could be on the horizon, possibly as early as next week. This marks the first time that AppleInsider has witnessed this abnormal trend in regards to the Air since it began […]
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MacBook Air Supplies Running Low, Refresh Imminent?

AppleInsider is reporting that MacBook Air supplies are running low according to their tracking of third-party retailer availability. That means a MacBook Air refresh could be on the horizon, possibly as early as next week.

This marks the first time that AppleInsider has witnessed this abnormal trend in regards to the Air since it began tracking availability of Apple’s Mac line on a daily basis over two years ago. Still, the drought didn’t manifest over night. For weeks now, the websites of certain resellers have indicated that inventory of the low-end MacBook Air was on the verge of depletion, urging shoppers to “order soon,” as only a handful of units remained in stock.

What’s more, people familiar with the buy side of operations for big box retailers like Best Buy and Amazon.com say that Apple has indicted to them that it will not replenish supply of the notebooks until Oct. 12 through Oct. 16 at the earliest. Such expansive delays on low volume products like the MacBook Air are common only when Mac maker is preparing to overhaul the product line, these people say.

The MacBook Air is defiantly due for a refresh, seeing as the last refresh was in June of 2009. A refresh at this time would also make sense considering that Apple has updated at least some of their notebook line late in the year, before the holidays.

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