Apple prepares a new affordable MacBook Air
Apple laptops have gone through many phases in recent years. Warning has gone a long way from the Macbook Plastic series to the MacBook Pro series, while MacBook Air has been replaced with the ultra-slim 12 "MacBook. It seems, however, that 2018 could be the one in which MacBook Air could return to public attention with an up-to-date and lower-priced design, which could provide over ten percent growth in Apple laptop sales .
Information about a new MacBook Air cheaper comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, an important personality for the rumor market around Apple. It has sources of information at the level of the company's component suppliers, so it can reveal the company's plans long before a possible official announcement.
With regard to the new MacBook, Kuo says it will be released in the second quarter of 2018, with a lower price than the $ 999 at which the current MacBook Air is currently listed. It is unclear in what hardware configuration this new model will be available, or if we're talking about a simple cheat of the MacBook Air laptop range. The lower price would ensure an increase of 10-15% compared to 2017 for sales of Apple portable computers
In the same report, Ming-Chi Kuo also said the AirPods status is "positive" in the market, suggesting that the public buys Apple's wireless headphones, which is why Apple will bring an improved model in the second half of the year. At the same time, he is talking about the new 6.1 "iPhone, which will use components produced by Unimicron. Finally, Kuo mentions that HomePod's sales are just "mediocre," but this is currently a new product that does not seem to have reached its true potential, many features are still inaccessible without a software update
If this rumor is true, this would be the first Apple laptop with a price less than $ 1,000 after the MacBook Air with a 11 "screen