Apple files for 7-part debt offering, launches cheaper MacBook Airs

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (AAPL) has filed to offer 2017 and 2019 floating-rate notes, and 2017, 2019, 2021, 2024, and 2044 fixed-rate notes. (prospectus)

The company doesn't disclose an offering size, but it's expected to raise ~$17B - a level on par with last year's debt offering.

Separately, Apple has updated its MacBook Air lineup to feature slightly faster Intel Haswell CPUs - the entry-level model now has a 1.4GHz. dual-core Core i5 chip, improved from a 1.3GHz. chip - and (more importantly) has cut prices across the board by $100.

An 11" MacBook Air with a 128GB SSD now goes for $899, and the 256GB model for $1,099. The 13"/128GB model goes for $999, and the 13"/256GB model for $1,199.

Apple had March quarter Mac revenue of $5.5B (+1% Y/Y) on the back of 4.1M unit sales. A 12" retina MacBook Air is reportedly due later this year.