do you think a 15 inch air will ever be released

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jussha, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2012
    so I just got my 2013 air last week and so far am loving the thing. I noticed that the bezels around the LCD screen are pretty big still. With apple seeming to be shrinking their bezel sizes of late, especially with the new iPad mini and possibly regular iPad, do you guys think its possible in the future that apple will shrink the bezels to virtually nothing in the future? If so, it would seem almost possible to make a 15 inch air at practically the same size as what the current 13 inch air is.
  2. macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
  3. macrumors 604


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    x2. Too much overlap with the MBP line.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    Yes since eventually there will only be one line of MacBooks.
  5. macrumors 68000

    Mar 29, 2009
    More screen = more power

    They could almost fit the 13" screen in the 11" Air, which would be sweet.
  6. macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    Interesting, but there is already a 15" rMBP that is pretty close.
  7. macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2013
    How do you come to that conclusion?

    Again, what is too close?

    My opinion is that a 15" MBA would be great. A 15" MBA could be lower priced than a 15" rMBP (starting around $1499) while offering more screen real estate, (maybe a 1680x1050 screen), a more powerful processor (maybe a higher clocked dual core along with a stronger GPU) than its 13" counterparts. I really don't see why I have to get a thicker, way more expensive and overpowerful 15" laptop from :apple: when I don't need it.
  8. macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    just get a 15" rMBP or a 15" MB w/ a SSD and no OD.

    the 13" rMBP is only .5lb heavier than the air.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    I don't think so. The wider bezel must be necessary. The screen is extremely thin. A 15" MBA would need a physically bigger case than the 13" one. It would be more difficult to make a 15" MBA so thin without yield and hinge problems.
  10. macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2013
    Of course that is also an option, however, a 15" MBA would be a 15" MBA. Let's be honest: the 15" rMBP is quite expensive for what it is and so is the cMBP, which is outdated tech anyway.

    Have you ever thought about that people maybe want a lower priced 15" Ultrabook from Apple? This is exactly what a 15" Macbook Air would be.
  11. macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    An oxymoron.
  12. macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    whatever you say mate! who knows, maybe it'll happen!
  13. macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    I'd love a 15" MacBook Air. However I think the rMBP 15" is what Apple would want you to buy if you wanted a "15 MBA"
  14. macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
    If it stayed the same size as the current 13" I would likely purchase one as long as all other specs remained the same or better. It's definitely possible within the current HxWxL. It would just fill the bezel more which in turn would create a more modern design feature.

    What would be the ultimate for me would be a 13" in a slightly smaller package then the current 13" Air and slightly larger than the current 11" Air. With Retina of course. :D
  15. macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2012
    I would love a 15" screen in a 13" form factor. I doubt that will happen any time soon though.
  16. macrumors 68000


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Yeah, isnt the 15" rMBP just as thin as the thickest part of the air? The difference is that the rMBP doesnt taper off. correct?
  17. macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2012
    I don't think so. The air is made for portability. That's why they have the 15" MBP & rMMBP, they would lose money if they made a 15" air, IMO.
  18. macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    Just as thin if not about a mm thicker, yes.

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