2018 MacBook: Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Its Release
Just recently, Apple sent out invites for the “There’s more in the making” event which will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House on October 30, 2018 – 10:30 am EDT. Among the devices that are expected to be featured on the event is the MacBook 2018.
There have been so many rumors regarding the 2018 MacBook, making it confusing due to conflicting theories. Although reports have been claiming that there will be new changes, it’s unclear whether these changes will be applied to the traditional 12-inch MacBook or the old MacBook Air – or both. But according to a report, at least one of the upcoming MacBooks will be an updated MacBook Air 2018.
The upcoming MacBook (Air 2018) is reportedly going to be packed with a new processor. Currently, there are three possible candidates: 1) Kaby Lake Refresh line, 2) Amber Lake chips, and 3) Whiskey Lake Y-series.
One of the most common rumored features that have been constantly mentioned about the 2018 MacBook is the Retina Display. Apparently, Apple is planning a Retina screen for the MacBook. And currently, only the MacBook Air doesn’t have a Retina screen.
Speaking of its screen, the upcoming MacBook Air 2018 is also expected to come with thinner bezels and potentially increase display size. If this rumor is true, such feature will be welcomed with open arms by tech enthusiasts and Apple fans.
Another rumor that’s been constantly mentioned is Touch ID. Again with Kuo, he believes that the upcoming MacBooks will come with Touch ID and ditch the Touch Bar.
Last month, BGR noted a Digitimes roundup of all the new ultrathin laptops that were unveiled at IFA. One of the things mentioned was that Apple is supposedly launching a new “ultrathin” MacBook very soon. Which model? We don’t know.
The Price Tag
According to a Bloomberg report last August, Apple will release a new low-cost MacBook and it will look similar to the current MacBook Air but with thinner bezels. The display will be 13 inches and will be a higher-resolution “Retina” version that Apple uses on other products.
So how much will it cost? Unfortunately, the article didn’t say. However, the article noted the price tags of the 12-inch MacBook launched in 2015 which starts at $1,300 and the current MacBook Air (updated last year with a faster processor option) which costs $1,000.
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