Rumours are circulating today that Apple might be preparing to launch a new line of MacBook Air systems later this year equipped with the new Sandy Bridge chipsets. The reports of the new systems are emanating from Taiwan where there are a number of Apple suppliers.
The new machines are expected to arrive some time in June/July this year and would correspond with the annual revamps Apple puts its systems through. Its also thought that the new faster MacBook Air machines would also be equipped with Thunderbolt connectivity which would be a great addition especially for connecting external drives, which is sometimes necessary due to the smaller solid state drives within the MacBook Airs.
The first Apple’s systems to feature the Sandy Bridge architecture were the MacBook Pros released in late February 2011 and were also the first systems to receive the new line of high-speed Thunderbolt ports providing ultra fast transfer speeds.