Apple is apparently going to launch new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air versions in the coming months, 9to5Mac says, citing reports from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. Furthermore, the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air – a rumored new addition to the Air family – might hit stores as late as early 2015. More →
Apple is going to start 12-inch MacBook Air mass-production next quarter, Digitimes has learned from sources familiar with the matter, with Quanta Computer apparently being entrusted with assembling the new MacBook Air model. Apple wants a slightly bigger Air model than its entry-level 11-inch model in order to better differentiate the iPad and Air – the 11-inch MacBook Air has a screen size similar to the iPad Air’s – and “establish a clear boundary between the two product lines.” More →
Intel on Tuesday at Computex 2014 unveiled a brand new processor, the Intel Core M, that may be crucial for future ultra-portable devices including tablets and Ultrabooks, but also a future MacBook Air model. To demo the processor, Intel unveiled the “world’s first 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design,” a 2-in-1 12.5-inch Windows tablet/laptop that’s just 7.2mm without a keyboard, and which weighs 670g. More →
If you’re intrigued by Apple’s latest line of refreshed MacBook Airs, you should check out what Best Buy has to offer. AppleInsider points out that Best Buy is offering the lowest prices for the newest MacBook Airs that we’ve yet seen, including $854.99 for the entry-level 11.6-inch MacBook Air that normally retails for $899, and $949.99 for the entry-level 13-inch model that normally retails for $999. Of course, the deals being offered for 2013’s MacBook Airs are even better and you can get an entry-level 11.6-inch model for just $759.99 and an entry-level 13-inch model for $854.99. Given that early benchmarks we’ve seen of the new MacBook Airs showed only a slight improvement over the 2013 MacBook Airs, then the year-old models look like much better bargains at this point. You can check out AppleInsider’s chart that documents MacBook Air prices at multiple retail outlets by clicking the source link below.
A newly published patent application reveals that Apple is researching ways to improve user input on its MacBook laptops, by including a keyboard capable of offering more advanced keys ready to perform more than one task, AppleInsider reports. Individual keys on the keyboard would perform their normal tasks, but it would also include a touch-friendly display that might support additional gestures. More →
While Apple has just released the 2014 MacBook Air models, which are now cheaper than ever, interested buyers shouldn’t necessarily purchase one of them just yet, or at least not until they check out all other available Air deals, considering that the new models offer only slight improvements compared to last year’s Airs and that 2012 and 2013 MacBook Air versions are now even cheaper than before. More →
Apple is a company known for its great products, its past and current CEO, its great (and sometimes not so great commercials), and the way it influences people all over the world. However, all of that comes at a price, as Apple products are generally more expensive than its competitors, which has led to some calling Apple’s premium price points the “Apple tax.” That tax, however, may be coming to an end. More →
Apple on Tuesday quietly unveiled new MacBook Air models, as previously reported, but the new laptops will not offer any particularly interesting updates – a recent report claimed new Air models will be even thinner and lighter than their predecessors, but that’s not the case for Apple’s early 2014 Air models. What’s significant though is that the new Airs are now cheaper than ever, no matter what model buyers end up choosing. More →
One of the “issues” Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook Air have is the lack of a user-friendly way to upgrade their SSD drives. While buyers may easily purchase an external hard drive or rely on the cloud to have access to more space, Transcend has devised a very easy way to upgrade the internal SSD drive of these Apple laptop models, while turning the built-in drive into a spare, external storage option. More →
Apple will reportedly launch new MacBook Air soon that will be even thinner and lighter than their predecessors, German publication MobileGeeks has apparently learned from sources within Apple’s supply chain. The publication says Apple has hired watchmakers for the development of thinner MacBook Airs, needing their experience with highly complex and extremely small components. More →
If you’re interested in buying the most up-to-date MacBook Air, you should probably wait for a week. MacRumors points out that French website MacGeneration is citing “reliable sources” to claim that Apple is going to launch an update line of 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs next week. As for what this update will mean, MacRumors says “it is likely that a new MacBook Air at this point in time would feature a small speed bump among few other changes.” More →
Apple’s iMac computer lineup is gorgeous, sleek and powerful, but the models that make up the iMac family are very pricey. The MacBook Air lineup is thin, well-designed and quite capable, but there is no ultra-high resolution option like there is in the MacBook Pro family. According to a new report from an extremely reliable source, Apple is righting both of those wrongs in 2014. More →
Apple fans wondering when their favorite PC and mobile device maker might finally introduce a MacBook Air with Retina display might not have much longer to wait. According to a report from Digitimes on Wednesday that cited unnamed sources within Apple’s Taiwan-based supply chain, the company plans to launch its Retina MacBook Air sometime in the second half of 2014. No specifics about the notebook computer were shared, though it is said to be one of several new MacBook models set to be released later this year.