Apple To Launch A Cheaper MacBook Air In 2018
The MacBook Air was originally launched in early 2008, which was highly appreciated for the design and a longer-lasting battery. In fact, the 2017 MacBook Air still resembles the original model, which was designed to fit inside an office-folder.
A report suggests that Apple might launch a more affordable MacBook Air in Q2 of 2018. The company will be able to improve MacBook shipments by 10 to 15%. In fact, Apple is expected to launch the newer model at the WWDC 2018.
The entry-level MacBook Air is priced at $999, which is the choice of notebook for the most of the college-going students. However, there were no major improvements in the last few iteration, as Apple is focusing on the 12-inch MacBook and the MacBook Pro. The report also claims that Apple is also expected to launch three new iPhones with Face ID. Similarly, the company is also expected to launch a new version of AirPods.
As suggested, the MacBook Air is expected to have a 1440 x 900 px 13 inch display. Under the hood, the notebook is expected to be powered by the Intel 8th Gen Core i5 chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB PCIe SSD storage. However, the report doesn’t say anything in particular about the hardware specifications.
The notebook is expected to retain all the ports, including 2x USB-A, SD card reader, and a mini display port. However, Apple might also go with the latest trend to offer a complete USB type C solution like the MacBook Pro lineup.
The notebook is expected to have a similar battery life as of the current MacBook Air with support for MagSafe 2. The device will be based on macOS High Sierra operating system.
The MacBook Air is a great notebook for the first time MacBook buyers. The notebook comes with an highly-optimised operating system with a premium user experience.