A few weeks ago, Apple suddenly released a new MacBook Pro 2018. However, it remained silent around the MacBook and the MacBook Air. That could change in the coming months.
For a while there have been rumors about a new and cheap MacBook. This would be equipped with a super-sharp Retina screen and cost around a thousand dollars. We can now add something new to the series of rumors about the new budget Mac. According to Digitimes the Taiwan plant Quanta – a well-known supplier of Apple – is facing a busy period. Insiders report that Quanta will ship more than 10 million units in the fourth quarter, due to orders for Apple’s new, cheap notebook. Nice in time for the month of December, so
End of the MacBook Air
Earlier, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Apple reporter Mark Gurman talked about such a Mac. This should be the entry-level model, now that is the 13-inch MacBook Air of € 1097.91. However, it could well be that the new budget Mac lands in the MacBook line and that after a period of ten years it will end for the MacBook Air. It was in 2008 that the very first MacBook Air appeared: Steve Jobs pulled the laptop out of an envelope during a keynote, to show how thin the device was. But the Air is no longer the slimmest and most compact, and the screen is outdated.
Apple keynote September
It is not yet clear when exactly we can expect the MacBook. Apple may present the Mac during the keynote probably in the first half of September. Then we also expect the new iPhone and the new iPad Pro with Face ID . However, it is also possible that Apple reports the release with just a press release, as recently happened with the new MacBook Pro.