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If you purchased a MacBook Air sometime between the beginning of this summer and last, Apple may owe you a new drive.

Apple said this week that it is recalling some 64 gigabyte and 128GB flash storage drives that were used in MacBook Airs sold between June 2012 and June 2013.

The company has issued a firmware update – MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1 – that MacBook Air owners can use to determine whether or not their machines are affected. Drives found to be defective will be replaced for free.

MacBook Pro

“Apple” and “lower pricing” are not terms you hear very often in the same sentence, but today you will hear it many times over. Apple has quietly cut the price of both the MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air, and in the case of the MacBook Pro, the specs have been bumped, too.

The entry level 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is now priced at $1,499, where as previously it was $1,699, which is a huge saving. There’s still a $1,699 model, but you get a 2.6GHz dual-core Core i5 processor and 256GB SSD for that extra $200.

Both 15-inch MBP Retina laptops have seen a spec boost. The $2,199 version now ships with a 2.4GHz quad-core Core i7 (previously it used a 2.3GHz chip) and the high-end $2,799 model has had its 2.6GHz quad-core Core i7 replaced with a 2.7GHz chip. The RAM has also been doubled from 8GB to 16GB.

MacBook Air

The MacBook Air retains its existing spec sheet as far as we can tell, but the 13-inch version with a 256GB SSD has had its price reduced by $100 to $1,399.

So if you’re in the market for a MBP or Air, you’re probably really glad you didn’t buy one last week, as you’ve now got an extra $100-$200 to spend on accessories or tweaking some of the components before visiting the checkout. These price and spec changes are available immediately, so either head down to a store or visit Apple online to pick one up.

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