Apple seems poised to unleash new MacBook Air at WWDC, possibly sporting faster Wi-Fi

9to5Mac claims to have received some pretty solid evidence that a new MacBook Air is imminent, including details on pricing and SKUs. They claim that these new models will include new 802.11ac (Gigabit Wi-Fi) wireless chips, increasing wireless range, and speeds up to 3x faster than 802.11n – when connected to a compatible access point.

The author goes on to say that other updates to the Air will include Intel’s new Haswell chips, improving battery life by up to 50% over previous models. A 1080p iSight camera, and dual microphones. The upgrade iSight camera would be the first Full HD camera on a Mac, which would be a great upgrade.

Additionally, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule will also be refreshed – though maybe not at WWDC. It would make sense for Apple to include support for the upgraded Wi-Fi chips in the new MacBook Air, allowing buyers to immediately take advantage of the new 802.11ac capability.

We won’t know for sure until Monday, but be sure to tune in at 10AM Pacific/1PM Eastern to find out what Apple has in store!

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