MacBook 2018 To Have Two 13-inch Models, IHS Markit Claims
IHS Markit analyst, Rhoda Alexander reveals that there are two different 13.3-inch Retina-class display panels for Apple’s MacBook 2018. With this, it only seems to confirm that a new MacBook is believed to arrive this year
MacBook 2018 Two Different 13-inch Models
Based on IHS Markit, there will be 13.3-inch panels sporting a 2,560-by-1,600 resolution but will utilize different technologies. The first model will be oxide-based and another one is a-Si or amorphous silicon. It is also worth mentioning that the displays utilizing a-Si are normally used in laptops. On the other hand, the Oxide is a fresher technology for laptops which is infrequently referred to as IGZO, which was a technology that Sharp uses.
Alexander stated during the interview with Forbes that “Based on the planned 13.3-inch panel production there will be two new 13.3-inch units, with the oxide panel almost certainly going to the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro product.” Moreover, it is expected that the production will start in the third quarter thus a June launch is likely but the component orders don’t seem to be aligned with that at the present time.
Moreover, a report also pointed to an “entry-level” Retina MacBook that will have an a-Si display, jibing with Alexander’s declaration. It is also worth noting that the a-Si display panels for the upcoming Apple laptop will be furnished with the same 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution similar to Apple’s 13.3-inch MacBook Pro. Also, LG Display is also expected to supply the panel in April with the new MacBook programmed to go on mass production at the end of May or the start of the month of June.
Current Apple Products Featuring Oxide TFT Tech
Existing products of Apple utilize oxide display tech is consist of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display. The Cupertino-based tech company utilized the oxide TFT-based panel to offer vibrant display brightness from corner to corner of the device. The iPad Pro also features an oxide technology that brings implausible color, contrast, and clearness.
These are the current information about the MacBook 2018, but it is assured that as the supposed release nears more details will become available. Stay tuned for future updates!