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View Poll Results: What's your most wanted innovation for next MBAs ?
Eye/Gesture tracker iSight (screen auto-dimm, air gesture, eye command, focus, games...) 2 1.15%
3G/4G antenna/slot 57 32.76%
Wifi 802.11 abc standard 20 11.49%
Larger tactile and pen-friendly trackpad 3 1.72%
E-ink keyboard (with changing/custom key symbols) 7 4.02%
New, way lighter materials and body 31 17.82%
Auto connecting/disconnecting Magsafe magnet 2 1.15%
NFC/Micro-wireless chip to connect devices/cards/items (data, cut-copy, contacts, music etc...) 4 2.30%
Other (explain in comments) 48 27.59%
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Most wanted innovation for MBA

Imagine a world where Steve Jobs would still be alive
Imagine a world where consumers were smart and fanboys didn't exist.

In short : Imagine a world where Apple was still innovating.

What would be the first thing or the top order of innovations you would like to see in a Macbook Air?

There's a poll of most current and wanted propositions but you can add yours.

[UPDATE] As you know you can't edit a poll so here are the most wanted "Other" features (by the way I'm talking about new/innovative feature, not update or spec bumps)
- Thinner Bezel
- Touch Screen
- Hybrid Screen (detachable like a Tablet)
- Wireless charging
- New battery technology

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Old Apr 6, 2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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Nothing on your list would interest me or cause me to upgrade from my 2011 MBA. All I would want in the next model would be a faster processor, more RAM and a bigger SSD. The 2012 models have already provided this, so the other thing would be to just lower the cost.

And if nobody is going to make any affordable Thunderbolt devices, maybe they should just go back to firewire?
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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The battery life could be better, which is both a software and hardware issue. I don't think we've had any huge breakthroughs in battery technology.
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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Micro HDMI port would work for me
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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None of the above, something more modest:

Retina with HD5000. Same battery or better, same heat dissipation or even more efficient.

Personally a 12.2" screen. Somehow that's the perfect compromise for me.
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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Comments: Who cares, it will be what it will be.
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 01:43 PM   #7
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Touchscreen, supported by 10.9.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 02:29 AM   #8
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I want the mainboard and battery move behind a touch screen and make the keyboard detachable ... E voila: a Mac OS X Tablet.

And I know: will not get it anytime soon
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 02:42 AM   #9
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I want a Quad core...but its just on my wish list i know.
In the meanwhile ,is anyone able to tell me which Gpu will next Air going to have?
I see GT2,GT3,5100,5200...in many articles is written that that the better one will land just with quad core..and Air is not.
I could agree with a dual core Air with 5100-5200 not with a 4200,4400,4600..
i want something small and powerful with a decent Gpu.
The 13 MacBook Pro isn't then the right one..not without a dedicated Gpu..not with a dual core still,
so...maybe its all delayed for my wallet and me,to 2014,maybe with a real quad core in all the notebooks line,from Air to Pro,with the new Falcon Ridge Thunderbolt Ports.
Am i dreaming too much?
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 11:15 AM   #10
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For Air's I would want better battery life and better material constructs including a better screen. If I needed more performance I would have went for the MBP.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 06:02 PM   #11
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I would like to see an IPS display and smaller bezel but definitely no retina to maintain good battery life and low temperature of the case, particularly at the bottom.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 10:39 PM   #12
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Even though I am already stunned at how light my MBA air, I selected it from the list of options. Perhaps a second TB port on it like on the MBPs but really I think that's all I would want different so far.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 11:31 PM   #13
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Battery life is not the greatest, but it hasn't been much of a problem for me, as I use it about 60-70% of the time on my desk, while plugged-in.

My maxed-out 13" Air is a dream machine to use as it is, but if I had to come up with anything at all, my two wishes are Haswell and 802.11ac. If they could, with or without Retina, cram a 14" display in that 13" model, with a thinner bezel, without making it appreciably heavier, that would be icing on the cake!
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 06:19 AM   #14
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I want a Quad core...but its just on my wish list i know.
In the meanwhile ,is anyone able to tell me which Gpu will next Air going to have?
I see GT2,GT3,5100,5200...in many articles is written that that the better one will land just with quad core..and Air is not.
I could agree with a dual core Air with 5100-5200 not with a 4200,4400,4600..
i want something small and powerful with a decent Gpu.
The 13 MacBook Pro isn't then the right one..not without a dedicated Gpu..not with a dual core still,
so...maybe its all delayed for my wallet and me,to 2014,maybe with a real quad core in all the notebooks line,from Air to Pro,with the new Falcon Ridge Thunderbolt Ports.
Am i dreaming too much?
The 5000 serie is the high end Intel HD card so it's unlikely we get it. It will probably be in the GT2 4000 serie
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 10:36 AM   #15
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HDMI would be nice but not necessary. From that list I went with 3G antenna.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 11:47 AM   #16
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Battery life
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 12:15 PM   #17
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Haswell (and associated gains in battery life) and 128GB starting point in the 11".
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 01:24 PM   #18
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Stick a larger screen in the same chassis. Go from 11"->12" and 13->14" in the same footprint. Instant WIN.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 08:42 AM   #19
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Pre-results, people are looking forward too :

1. 3G/4G antenna slot (clearly a business opportunity but not coming soon)
2. Lighter material (which mean redisign, probably not coming until OSX 10.9 or 11)
3. Wifi AC standard (very likely to be in a next update)

Other interesting wanted feature I see a lot are

1. Better, way better battery (needs new technology or engineering, so not coming soon)
2. Smaller bezel (which means redesign as well)
3. Different screen size (ie. redisign)
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I want the mainboard and battery move behind a touch screen and make the keyboard detachable ... E voila: a Mac OS X Tablet.

And I know: will not get it anytime soon
hackintosh surface?
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 01:56 AM   #21
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Voted for WiFi upgrade, but a 4G antenna port is a close second.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 04:48 AM   #22
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Retina IPS + same or better battery life = no.1 'need'.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 06:37 AM   #23
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Everything on the list, plus the moon on a stick!
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 06:48 AM   #24
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Wireless charging . This would make MBA a perfect mobile device.
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hackintosh surface?
Call me stubborn but I would prefer a version with an Apple on it ...just less trouble and sure that upgrades go easy through. A MBT (Mac Book Tablet) would be just too good
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