Apple had a record Christmas quarter after crushing all expectations and setting a new world record for the most profitable quarter ever in the history of any company. While iPhone sales — specifically the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions — brought in a significant chunk of revenue and profit, Apple also sold plenty of iPads and Macs during the period. In fact, the company keeps selling lots of OS X computers each quarter, with Apple constantly tweaking their design and performance. More →
In addition to posting mind-blowing iPhone sales expectations for the Christmas quarter, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors seen by Apple Insider that Apple’s redesigned MacBook Air, a 12-inch device that should to be even slimmer and lighter than any of its predecessors, is supposed to be launched by the end of March. More →
The rumored 12-inch MacBook Air and 12-inch iPad Air Plus/iPad Pro are reportedly launching later this year, as recent reports have confirmed major details about Apple’s newest MacBook model. Because the two different devices will be somewhat similar when it comes to size and build quality, some users may actually have a hard time choosing between them, and designer Martin Hajek has come up with a variety of 3D renters showing what these products may look like. More →
Some hardcore Apple fans are surely excited about some of the rumored products that are supposed to launch later this year, including the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro or iPad Air Plus the company is reportedly working on. Despite what some have secretly been hoping for — that Apple is making a Surface-like device that’ll bring you the best of two worlds, an iOS tablet and an OS X laptop in the same ultra-portable box — it appears these two devices are separate products targeting different buyers.
Yet at the same time, the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad will somehow compete against each other later this year. And buyers, myself included, might have a tough time deciding between these two particular computers.
Apple is expected to soon launch a new version of the MacBook Air, a 12-inch model that’s supposed to be thinner than every previous MacBook Air and will sport a new design made possible by the adoption of Intel’s Core M processor, which doesn’t require fans for cooling. After an extensive report detailed some of the characteristics of the upcoming laptop, Chinese online publication iFanR has obtained images that seem to show the 12-inch MacBook Air next to existing MacBook Air and iPad Air models. More →
A new report has recently revealed more details about one of the most interesting products of the year, the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air that is expected to offer a super-slim design and lack a huge number of ports that laptop users have come to expect. In fact, many people have been surprised by the first renders of the 12-inch version, which only show two connectivity options for the device including a multi-purpose USB-C port and a headphone hack. What really seems to be freaking people out, though, is the potential lack of a MagSafe adapter. More →
These aren’t leaked pictures of Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook Air… but they may be the next best thing. Designer Martin Hajek has created some beautiful 3D renders of what the new MacBook Air will look like based on important details reported earlier this week by 9to5Mac. As Hajek shows us in the picture posted below, the new MacBook Air will not only be insanely thin but will eliminate a lot of extra space on the sides of the device. More →
When news of Apple’s radically redesigned 2015 MacBook Air broke on Tuesday, one of the most jarring revelations revolved around how many ports it would have. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has reported that the new MacBook Air will dump full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors and SD card slots. Instead it seems the new ultra-thin MacBook will have one USB Type-C port and a headphone jack… and that’s it. More →
The MacBook Air has always won high acclaim for its beautiful design but apparently the company is giving it a major overhaul for its 2015 edition. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has another big Apple-related scoop and this time he’s detailing what he calls a “radical” design of Apple’s iconic ultra-thin laptop. More →
One of the most hotly anticipated laptops of 2015 is Apple’s rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air, a redesigned, slimmer and lighter MacBook Air version that should pack Intel’s faster and more energy-efficient Core M chips. However, Apple isn’t the only company exploring new fan-less notebook designs made possible by Intel’s chip advancements, and Samsung has already unveiled a worthy Retina MacBook Air rival. More →
Apple’s best MacBook Air yet is supposed to feature an entirely new design, as well as better components. Often referred to as the Retina MacBook Air, the laptop should have a 12-inch high-resolution display, and should be even slimmer and lighter than its predecessors. It’s not clear when Apple will launch this new version of the MacBook Air, but a new report from Digitimes says the company will start mass producing it in the first quarter of 2015. More →
Apple amazed audiences in 2013 with an unexpectedly heartwarming holiday ad — called Misunderstood — which ended up netting the company a Creative Arts Emmy Award earlier this year for the most outstanding commercial of the year. The company on Sunday released a new commercial in time for this year’s holidays, and this time it has limited product placement, focusing instead on relationships. More →