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Apple is expected to release a low-cost MacBook Air later this year

Today's MacBook Air still uses a 1440x900 screen and a Broadwell CPU

Apple are expected to release a low-cost Macbook air later this year

Apple is expected to release a low-cost MacBook Air later this year

Apple's MacBook Air series of devices has seen very little love from the computing giant in recent years, lacking any major hardware upgrades since 2015. A new version of the Air did release in 2017, though it only offered a minor CPU upgrade to a 200MHz higher clocked Broadwell series CPU and retained the same maximum display resolution of 1440x900, a non-retina display.   

An Apple analyst called Ming-Chi Kuo has released a report which has encouraged investors to look out for three new products in 2018, a new 6.1-inch iPhone, a new high-end AirPod design and a more affordable MacBook Air. This new MacBook Air is expected to finally move away from Intel's Broadwell CPU architecture, while also delivering a reduced price tag. Today's MacBook air costs £949-1,099. 

This new MacBook will likely move the Air series to USB Type-C charging, while also offering a Thunderbolt 3.0 upgrade, allowing it to fit better into Apple's modern ecosystem. A higher resolution 1080p screen would be nice to see in this compact MacBook, as 1440x900 is a fairly low resolution for the premium Apple brand. 

Apple's new AirPod device is expected to service the high-end headphone market, competing in the over-ear headphone market with several key design choices which will be useful for users of Apple's other products. 

  

Apple are expected to release a low-cost Macbook air later this year

 

Apple's new MacBook Air is expected to release in Q2 of this year, targeting Students and others who would desire a low-cost MacBook. It is about time that Apple provided a proper upgrade for their Air series of products, which have not seen a major hardware upgrade since 2015.

You can join the discussion on Apple's rumoured MacBook Air replacement on the OC3D Forums

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05-03-2018, 10:31:47

Dicehunter
Low cost in apple terms means £999.99 Quote

05-03-2018, 18:33:19

NeverBackDown
No idea why people like the Air. It looks so ugly. Sure it's thin and light but the design is horridQuote

05-03-2018, 19:00:51

Dawelio
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
No idea why people like the Air. It looks so ugly. Sure it's thin and light but the design is horrid
Just like some people like/prefer iPhone over Samsung - Personal preference.Quote

05-03-2018, 19:12:42

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Dawelio View Post
Just like some people like/prefer iPhone over Samsung - Personal preference.
It was rhetorical but thanksQuote

06-03-2018, 06:03:38

SuB
if they got rid of the inch-wide bezel, it'd look 10x betterQuote
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