Report: MacBook Air 2018 Will Likely Arrive in September or October, Just in Time for Christmas
The tech giant Apple has been always rumored to launch an inexpensive notebook before this year ends. At that time, there is no clear information whether the Mac laptop will take the place of the MacBook Air 2018 or be a new member of the MacBook or MacBook Pro lineup.
According to MacRumors, the recent report supports all of these leaks for the MacBook Air 2018. The Taiwanese-based manufacturer Quanta is expected to make new low-cost notebooks for the tech giant this fourth quarter—likely in September or October. In the report, no additional information was stated about the notebooks, especially its brand.
Both Quanta and Compal companies shipped nearly as many notebooks in the second quarter. Quanta’s shipments will increase to about 10 million for Apple during the fourth quarter for the suspected inexpensive notebooks. Then, Compal is expected to break 10 million units on strong orders for HP.
Earlier reports suggest that a 13-inch MacBook Air model with a Retina display. Bloomberg News reporter Mark Gurman speculated this model to cost at a starting price of $999 or less in the United States. This is similar to what Apple charges for the current MacBook Air. This model could also be added to the MacBook lineup. The current 12-inch models are priced at $1299.
The tech giant is also reported to possibly unveil new smartphone models—iPhone X Plus, iPhone 11, and iPhone 9— in September. They will also reserve its computing products for an October event. This event could be where the introduction of the new MacBook, an iPad Pro with Face ID technology, iMac, and Mac Mini 2 as well as a new Apple Pencil.
A quiet launch will probably be chosen to refresh the Mac lineup without any media event. This is similar to the debut of the new MacBook Pro laptops, which were updated to Intel’s eighth-generation processor.
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