Apple to release cheaper MacBook Air this year


Currently, the $999 base price of the MacBook Air includes a 1.8GHz dual-core i5 processor, 128GB of storage, and the aforementioned 8GB of RAM. Reports claim that this affordable 6.1-inch iPhone will be launched with next iteration of iPhone this year in September. The MacBook Air remains a popular notebook even though Apple hasn't really updated the lineup for a few years now. Unfortunately there's no details on this new machine's specs or updated price. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a mostly solid track record for Apple leaks and rumors) has claimed that Apple is preparing a MacBook Air with a "lower price tag" for release this spring. If Apple is working on new MacBook Air, we can except details at the event.

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple is planning to launch a cheaper MacBook Air, It is unclear what upgrades the new laptop will offer, but it is expected to launch in the second quarter. Described as a "13-inch entry-level MacBook", it sounded like a successor to the MacBook Air, however cheaper. The report suggests we may see the upcoming cheaper version of the 13-inch MacBook Air going official sometime around the second quarter this year.

Kuo expects that the introduction of a sub $1000 (RM3900) MacBook Air could help boost sales by between 10 and 15 percent.

According to a report coming from TrendForce, Apple has overtaken Asus in global laptop shipments and has moved up a step higher to the fourth position.

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In addition to that, the investor note also talks about "the growing success of AirPods".

Like all Apple products, its MacBook range too doesn't come cheap.

The report also says that Apple will likely refresh its AirPods, and that the HomePod has been met with "mediocre" demand.