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Leaked Apple SKUs Hint At Updated MacBooks for WWDC

by Brandon Russell | June 3, 2013June 3, 2013 11:30 am PDT


All signs point to a refreshed MacBook line at WWDC, and a fresh set of leaked SKUs seems to reflect that notion. With Intel’s new Haswell chip available, Apple is expected to introduce, at the very least, a refreshed MacBook Air. And while the model numbers don’t indicate what hardware is getting the restoration treatment, the dwindling supply and constant rumors seem to indicate Apple’s Air is arrive anew.

Here are the codes, acquired by 9to5Mac:

  • MD711LL/A—Better—USA
  • MD711LL/A—Best—USA
  • MD760LL/A—Better—USA
  • MD760LL/A—Best—USA

The SKUs seem to suggest the unknown notebook will come in two different screen sizes and two configurations, better and best. The model numbers could be hinting at a possible Pro with Retina refresh, but with Apple’s Air being the more popular (and cheaper) option, it’s likely the slimmer ultrabook will be the star of WWDC. It’s possible Apple could upgrade both lines, so we’ll have to wait and see.

According to 9to5Mac’s sources, all of Apple’s Mac lines are currently constrained at the moment, possibly hinting that refreshes could be across the board. The only laptop that’s currently not constrained as Apple’s non-Retina MacBook Pros, so don’t expect those to get any attention at the event.

Sources also provided an additional set of SKUs, but it’s unclear what they belong to:

  • ME177LL/A—Better—USA
  • ME182LL/A—Best—USA
  • ME918LL/A—Good—USA

Apple’s WWDC is largely expected to deal with the software side, but MacBook refreshes have long been talked about, too. They aren’t necessarily as flagship as Apple’s iPad/iPhone, so they won’t necessarily steal the show away from iOS 7 and OS X. I wonder what those mystery SKUs could be.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...