13″ MacBook Air with 1.6GHz Intel Broadwell CPU

Someone asked me if I could explain this on appleinsider.com:

There is at least one issue with the screenshots that suggests that they may have been doctored before posting. The “About this Mac” display does not show a corresponding model year string following the MacBook Air moniker…

Sure. I first visited Questionable screenshots claim to show updated 13″ MacBook Air with 1.6GHz Intel Broadwell CPU. A link that I received, and I have to say that I was a bit surprised that they don’t know this already, but let me try to explain how this stuff works.

Ok. So when you setup a new 2015 MacBook Air then the text: “(Early 2015)” will be missing. The reason for this is that Apple didn’t update their data files with links to the technical information, and then it shows up blank.

The URL that is checked is http://support-sp.apple.com/sp/index?page=cpuspec&cc=G941 and it is using the last four characters of the serial number. And as you click on that link, then you’ll see that it doesn’t show the technical information (which is normally model specific) so it isn’t really working at this moment. Well. Not yet at least, but that is nothing new. We have seen this many times in the past with new products. Especially with products that haven’t even been released.

No idea if the screenshots are real or not, but if you would ask me then I have say… yes 😉

2 thoughts on “13″ MacBook Air with 1.6GHz Intel Broadwell CPU

  1. In the second screenshot showing “Hardware Overview”, the model ID is “MacBookAir7,2” but the Boot ROM Version is MBA71.

    If it was genuine, wouldn’t the Boot ROM Version begin with “MBA72” rather than “71”?

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