Rumor: Apple delays production of entry-level MacBook Air to second half of 2018

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Apple is said to have informed its suppliers that it will not start mass production of a new, relatively cheap MacBook Air in the second quarter of this year, but later in 2018. The laptop would be equipped with a screen with a higher resolution than the current one. fashion model.

At least that’s what DigiTimes claims based on its sources within Taiwanese electronics companies. Apple would not have given a reason to the suppliers, but the partners would speculate that the problems are with important components, such as processors. The delay may be related to Intel’s problems with its 10nm processor production. According to DigiTimes, the MacBook Air will feature Intel’s “latest-generation notebook processors.” DigiTimes has good resources within the Taiwanese technology sector, but by no means all the rumors the site brings out prove to be true.

The site further claims that Apple is aiming for a price of about $799 to $899, while the current MacBook Air in the US has a starting price of $999. The laptop would also be thinner than that model and have a screen with a higher resolution. The current 13.3″ MacBook Air has a TN panel with a resolution of 1440×900 pixels, but the upcoming model would have a 13.3″ screen with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels.

Not only DigiTimes previously reported on the arrival of the cheaper MacBook Air, but also the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who incidentally stops at his employer and probably will not release early Apple information.

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