It was a big week for WWDC news and we've got a few stories from that, but we figured there might have been a story here and there that slipped under the radar during the iOS 7 unveiling. So here's a few bites at the Apple news that slipped through your fingers. But worry not, we've recapped a few stories from one of Apple's biggest annual events.
We expected a glut of MacBook Airs to hit the refurb market once Apple announced a refresh of the super light laptop. There's a range of Airs out there for the discerning person in the laptop market who isn't necessarily concerned about the latest and the greatest and they're all incredibly reasonably priced. That, and more, in this week's price slash-o-rama.
We're guessing the folks at iFixit would love to get their spudgers into that swanky new Mac Pro Apple unveiled at WWDC 2013 on Monday, but until that time, we'll have to make do with the latest MacBook Air instead.
Much of the attention circling the new MacBook Air has focused on Intel's new Haswell processors and the considerable improvements to battery life they provide, but it's possible that the most impressive improvement is the PCIe-based flash storage in each unit. Indeed, it may be even more impressive that we originally thought, and that means great things for the new Mac Pros that will be housing them as well. According to a report by Anandtech released this morning, read/write speeds are approaching 800 mb/s on the new 13" MacBook Air.
Although it won't be able to run OS X Mavericks until this fall, Apple used WWDC 2013 to introduce updates to the MacBook Air line with dramatically improved battery life and a new AirPort Extreme Base Station to power its 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Sunday night probably felt like Christmas Eve to many MacLife.com readers, because the 2013 edition of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicks off at 10am PST (1pm EST) on Monday, where it appears Cupertino will dazzle us with iOS 7, the next version of OS X and presumably other goodies that may or may not include a MacBook Air refresh. Be sure to come back and find out what they are with our full coverage of the event!
Get some Air! MacBook Air, that is. This week we've got a great selection of Apple's lighter than light laptop collection at great refurb prices, plus we've got all kinds of cases and a few speaker treats that are sure to delight.
If you've found yourself wanting a MacBook Air over the last couple of days, you might be better off waiting, according to AppleInsider. In fact, you may even have a hard time finding it. All across the country. from Amazon.com to B&H and MacCollection, resellers and retailers are reporting that the lightweight laptop's completely or nearly out of stock, and the increasing shortage is being trumpeted as proof that Apple will release a new model at WWDC on June 10-June 14.
We've done it before, we're doing it again. Today's refurb specials are all right around the $1,000 mark. There are plenty of great Macs out there that won't break the bank. Sure they're not $400 plastic PCs that will fall apart after one year's use, but these are still some great deals. Plus great accessories, hand-picked just for you.
It's our last recap of the week, which means the weekend is once again upon us! There are plenty of Thursday updates you'll want to get a heads-up about before wrapping up the work week, particularly for owners of mid-2012 MacBook Air models. Don't be shy, dig in and enjoy our bite-sized nuggets of tech news -- it will only take a few minutes!