Apple may launch a new MacBook Air in September or October

Isaac Cain
August 19, 2018

The sources are plentiful on this one with Taiwanese research firm TrendForce claiming that "Apple will be releasing a new MacBook Pro at the start of the quarter and a new MacBook Air at the end of the quarter".

Roughly eight million 2018 MacBook Air units are expected to ship this year. That's less than the 12-inch MacBook Apple offers, but more expensive than both MacBook Airs that are now available.

After a hiatus, reports that Apple will launch an affordable MacBook soon are intensifying again, with Apple expected to launch the new laptop series by Christmas.

With Intel deciding to wait until the second half of 2019 to begin manufacturing 10nm CPUs, Apple has switched the MacBook design to adopt processors based on improved 14nm Kaby Lake architecture.

According to Wccftech, the well-known online retailer Best Buy just ran out of the 12-inch MacBook models.

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What is normally an iPhone-focused event is looking to become an Apple product smorgasbord. The company has an terrible lot of ground to cover already: three new iPhone models, new AirPods, rumored iMac and Mac mini announcements, and the unveiling of Apple Watch Series 4.

The tech giant Apple is traditionally known for updating their MacBook lineup sometime around March or April every year. Oh, and if the rumor mill is to be believed, we may get a new iPad Pro with Face ID.

In addition to the new affordable notebook, the US-based vendor is also expected to unveil three new iPhones: one featuring a 5.8-inch OLED display, one with a 6.5-inch OLED display and one with a 6.1-inch LCD display in September.

Bloomberg News' Apple expert Mark Gurman has written that he expects there to be at least one entry-level notebook and they will have a starting price of $999 or less in the United States. The report adds that the Cupertino technology giant could also announce the schedule for its new AirPower wireless charger for the upcoming iPhone models at the event.

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