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Old Mar 11, 2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Will new MacBook Air announced in June this year?

come with new design?
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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Maybe, but it does not seem likely. And June 2013 might be a bit early for an upgrade, think more like August.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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think so. Not seeing new Air coming without Haswell chips. If so, maybe August-September, before back to school season (thinking in marketing).

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Old Mar 11, 2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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Not sure what they would do to improve the design - maybe just change the look to make it seem "better".
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 04:39 PM   #5
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Nope!

No redesign, be happy with a Retina screen, and 512 SSD and 16 GB ram!
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 07:44 PM   #6
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Not sure what they would do to improve the design - maybe just change the look to make it seem "better".
There's plenty of bezel space that could turn into screen, so 11 and 13" become 12 and 14" models.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:49 AM   #7
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I'm keen for a TB SSD and 16 GB RAM as the max... hopefully we'll be seeing lower $/GB as well!
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 08:40 AM   #8
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The mobile Haswell chips don't seem to be likely to appear until the fall. I think the Macbook Air will see a redesign, as Apple usually does this after 3 updates of the same design. We have had 3 different unibody Airs, so it is due.

I don't expect much, except a smaller footprint and IPS display. We may also see the black finish that the iPhone/iPad Mini have come to the Air which could look cool.

Don't expect Retina, the battery in the Macbook Air can't sustain it.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 09:59 AM   #9
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No redesign, be happy with a Retina screen, and 512 SSD and 16 GB ram!
while i am never one to dissuade options, i for one wouldn't pick the Retina screen - certainly not on the 11" anyway. It already almost seems like a bit of a waste on the 13" MBP as it does not have a dedicated GPU, although i'm sure nobody that buys one regrets it!

For me though the big reason i would avoid a retina MBA would be battery life...

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There's plenty of bezel space that could turn into screen, so 11 and 13" become 12 and 14" models.
that's an excellent point! i hadn't thought of that
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Update announcements have happened in July for the past couple of years. However, the actual shipping product could well be later into the fall.

I expect (hope for) Haswell, and longer battery life as a result. Maybe a fractionally bigger screen and/or upgrades to RAM and SSD. Otherwise, the MBA is pretty much perfect. No need for Retina.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:08 PM   #11
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I would love to see a Retina display included in the next refresh of the MBA. Despite the small size of the iPad Retina, every time I turn mine on I am impressed anew by its incredible resolution. I would love to see the same thing in in the new MBA. Battery life has created no problems at all in the iPad Retina. The Retina model has the same incredible battery life as the non Retina iPad models. I could live with the current MBA's maximum of 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash storage. Of Course, an upgrade to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of flash storage would be useful.
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