Low stock of Apple's 13in MacBook Air at authorised resellers indicates that a new, updated MacBook Air launch could be just around the corner, possibly at WWDC in June.
Apple Insider reports that the 13in MacBook Air with 1.8-GHz processor and 256GB SSD is out of stock at resellers including Amazon, MacConnection and MacMall, hinting that Apple could be planning to launch a new model of the laptop at WWDC, which kicks off on 10 June.
In April, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a good track record for predicting Apple product launches, said in a research note that he believes Apple will unveil new models of both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air at WWDC this year. He expects that the new laptops will feature Intel's upcoming Haswell processors, which are set to launch on 3 June.
Kuo predicts that Apple will begin shipping its updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models by the end of quarter two, but that a new MacBook Pro with Retina display won't hit the shelves until later in the year due to low display panel yield.
Apple has already confirmed that it will be showing off the next generations of iOS and OS X at WWDC this year, and is also expected to be planning to launch a new Mac Pro. See: What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2013: iOS 7, OS X 10.9, new Macs, iPhone 6, iPad 5?
Last year, Apple used its WWDC to unveil the 15in MacBook Pro with Retina display, and also launched iOS 6 and Mountain Lion.