Apple to release an updated MacBook Air this year

Delia Watkins
March 5, 2018

Macbook Air has been the best choice for college students and it will definitely increase the demand if Apple launches even cheaper Macbook Air this year. The analyst writes that Apple is reportedly planning to release a cheaper MacBook Air model during the second quarter of 2018.

The analyst expects the more affordable MacBook Air will help push MacBook shipments up by 10-15 per cent this year. The same rise was observed when Apple released the affordable 9.7-inch iPad previous year, boosting iPad sales overall.

Apart from this, lowering price will eventually move down the MacBook Air from its high-priced lineup. The current MacBook Air starts at $999, so the new cost should be lower than that.

Further, Kuo predicts on the entry-level 6.1-inch model of iPhones this year. Kuo also says Apple is planning a more affordable 13-inch MacBook Air for this year...

Details on the upcoming cheaper version of the MacBook Air are sparse. The 11-inch MacBook Air is nearly lost now since it was launch for $999 in 2016.

The supplier added that they contacted Apple to confirm the order and was told that the MacBook Air has been terminated.

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That said, details on the new MacBook Air are still very vague, but the latest report from KGI confirms to an earlier report from Digitimes.

Back in March 2017, the company filed for a patent that disclosed a possible future design where an iPhone could be used as a "Brain" to power a MacBook-liked device.

According to TrendForce, Apple has overtaken Asus in global laptop shipments, moving up from fifth to the fourth position.

In addition to that, the investor note also talks about "the growing success of AirPods".

In addition, Kuo also notes that demand for HomePod has been "mediocre" as of now.

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