MacBook Air 2018: Release Date, Features, and More

Jasper Valdez
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For the past eight years, the MacBook Air roster has remained largely unchanged. In fact, the form and design of the lineup have stayed the same ever since it was introduced back in 2010.

Although the MacBook Air collection occasionally drops with improvements specs-wise, it does so through small increments. The most recent example of this is the current MacBook Air released in 2017. The 13-inch laptop received a small boost on performance through the fifth generation Intel i7-5650U, which, despite the upgrade, still doesn’t offer that fast of an experience.

With this being the case, many are now asking what’s next for the MacBook Air -and it seems like Apple has that covered. According to reports, the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to redesign the laptop roster and it’s setting its sights for a release this 2018.

As always, we took it upon ourselves to investigate this new venture. From release to rumored specs, we tried our best to keep you covered on everything there is to know about MacBook Air 2018.

Release Date

In earlier speculations, the new MacBook Air was scheduled to drop sometime in the first half of 2018 nearly WWDC 2018. However, recent rumors suggest that this might not be the case. According to DigiTimes, Apple has chosen to move the release of the new laptop in the third quarter of the year ( around September) -a release that will coincide with the outing of the new batch of iPhones.

DigiTimes reasons that Apple has yet to issue an explanation as to why they rescheduled the outing of the 2018 MacBook Air. This leads many to think that there might be problems in production, especially when it comes to the processors.

Features and Specifications

The same report also detailed some aspects of the new MacBook Air 2018 that are going to be updated. First on the list will be a higher-resolution retina display. Second would be a slimmer and sleeker form-factor -possibly with smaller bezels and a less chunky overall design. Another would be the implementation of newer and more updated Intel CPUs, which, at the moment, still remains under wraps.


In a report from Bloomberg, the new MacBook Air 2018 is going to be much cheaper than the current models -with the price not exceeding $1000. KGI Security Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also supports this claim, he says that the new roster will be much affordable compared to the current lineup, which starts at $800. As of present, the entry-level edition of the MacBook Air, with 128GB of hard-drive capacity, starts at $999. While the 256GB version costs around  $1,199.

Although these new developments look promising, Apple has yet to issue confirmations on the said endeavor. That’s why we urge our readers to take these new updates with a grain of salt until Apple releases new details about the project.

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