Leak Hints at New MacBook Air Models This Week

Apple may be planning on refreshing its MacBook Air lineup in the next few days, assuming an unnamed source claiming to have insider information is right.

The insider source, according to Macworld Australia, claimed to have knowledge of Apple’s product level and product refresh plans, and also said a new product number has shown up in the company’s database. The new product code MC516LL/A K87 BETTER BTR-USA, according to the unnamed source, is thought to reference an updated MacBook Air model.

Apple last updated the MacBook Air nearly a year ago in June 2009. The current model sports an Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 1.86GHz or 2.13GHz. Rumors have suggested that the next MacBook Air update could introduce Intel Core i5 processors.

Just to muddy the rumor waters, there’s also speculation that the product number could represent a new 27-inch Cinema Display.

Since Apple typically introduces product updates on Tuesdays, there’s a chance we’ll know tomorrow whether or not new computers are on the way.