Don’t expect the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air this month

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You may have a little longer to wait if you want a Retina MacBook Air. Photo: Martin Hajek
You may have a little longer to wait if you want a Retina MacBook Air. Photo: Martin Hajek

Like you, we’re excited about Apple’s next MacBook Air, a device that is rumored to be a an ultra-sexy 12-incher with only a single port and a beautiful Retina Display.

Now we’re hearing that Apple is planning on updating the MacBook Air later this month. But don’t get too excited. This is not the MacBook Air you’re waiting for.

According to Apple blog Letemsvetem, Apple will refresh the MacBook Air line as earl as February 24th. However, you shouldn’t expect the Retina Display MacBook Air to debut at this time. Rather, it’ll be a speed bump, updating the MacBook Air with (possibly) Intel’s latest Broadwell chips, but not much else.

When will the Retina MacBook Air debut? It’s unknown, although I’d probably peg it as a new device supplementing the MacBook Air line-up, to debut at this June’s WWDC conference.

As for why Apple is planning a 12-inch MacBook Air at all, we previously reported that Apple will probably choose 11.88-inch displays for the Retina MacBook Air because that can easily recut 264ppi iPad Air screens to the 2732 x 1536 resolution needed to pixel double the current generation of ultra-portables. Only time will tell, though.

Either way, if you’re planning on buying a new MacBook Air soon, and you only want the latest and greatest, you might want to save your money until June.

Source: Letemsvetemapplem