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Apple WWDC 2012: New MacBook Air announced

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Apple has announced a new iteration of its MacBook Air notebook computer.

Phil Schiller, senior VP of worldwide marketing, unveiled the machine in 11 and 13-inch models during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco today.

Apple MacBook Air

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The 11-inch MacBook Air features a 1.7 GHz processor, 4GB of memory and is available with 64GB of flash storage starting at £849, and 128GB of flash storage starting at £929.

Its 13-inch counterpart comes with a 1.8 GHz processor, 4GB of memory and is available with 128GB of flash storage starting at £999, and 256GB of flash storage starting at £1,249.

Configure-to-order options include a 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 onboard memory and up to 512GB flash storage.

Both versions will feature integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 technology, making them up to 60% faster than current models, and run Apple's OS X Lion operating system.

Apple MacBook Air

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The company also unveiled a next generation iteration of its MacBook Pro packing the firm's patented Retina display.

"Today we've updated the entire MacBook line with faster processors, graphics, memory, flash storage and USB 3 connectivity," said Schiller.

"We've made the world's best portable family even better and we think users are going to love the performance advances in both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro."

Apple's new MacBook Air will ship today.

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