The MBA just launch and I did a little research on the baseline 13 inches for both years:
MBA 13' (2012): i5-3317U @ 1.7GHz (turbo: 2.6GHz); 4000 Graphics: 350MHz-1050MHz
MBA 13' (2013): i5-4250U @ 1.3GHz (turbo: 2.6GHz); 5000 Graphics: 200MHz-1000MHz
Since both Ivy Bridge and Haswell are 22nm, doesn't that means the 2012 model's processor has a greater power? And same goes to the graphics?
I'm getting a sense that Apple's trying to lower their performance on CPUs, thus extended battery life, then ultimately increase the lowered performance by putting a faster SSD; and Apple did that because they really have nothing to show around to the developers and the public in WWDC anyway so they launched a new macbook air which the only thing it does is stays on for 12 hours.
Am I correct? Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks!