Retina Macbook Air Pricing

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by applefanboy5, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2012
    If a rMBA were to come out next year how much do you guys think it'll be?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2011
    New York
    really?!?!? :eek:
  3. macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    The retina MBP's run about $300 to $500 more than the non retina models. So that gives you a rough idea of how much more they might be.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2010
    San Diego
    A Retina Macbook Air isn't coming out next year, and it won't come out for another few years. The 13 rMBP is overpriced and underspec'd and if they made a retina Macbook Air, it would suffer from the same problem.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    Before creating an MBA with Retina display, they need to find different battery technology to sustain the display, and that probably wouldn't happen in the next 2-4 years.
  6. kaellar, Nov 12, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2012
    Besides the Air's battery life and computing power which both aren't enough for Retina display, I believe there's no need in it. Apple won't do rMBA in several next years, since they position rMBPs as the pro's tools. The majority of simple users (who are the target audience for MBAs) don't really need the Retina display in MBA, because it's screen resolution is already crisp enough. Since most of them are extremely happy with their current Airs, I think simple switch to IPS screens with the same resolution will make customers as happy as it can get.

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