Sources around the globe have informed 9to5Mac that supplies and shipments of the MacBook Air are constrained ahead of the product’s rumored June-July refresh. The latest rumors peg the update to to be fairly minor – like this year’s iMac and MacBook Pro upgrades – with internal specification bumps and new I/O options. Specifically, the new MacBook Air family should feature Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt ports. Backing up these constraints is Apple’s own website – which is featuring refurbished MacBook Airs at an all-time low of $829.  Best Buy has also dropped prices significantly and now start at $938 for the base model 11.6″.

And finally, we know Intel is pumping out Sandy Bridge processors for Apple’s MacBook Air competitors.  Shouldn’t the original get a Sandy Bridge too?

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