Will next update bring IPS screens?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by washburn, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    do you see it happening?
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    I don't expect next MBA update to be much more than Haswell spec bump (and possibly higher RAM and/or storage). When and if MBA goes retina, which probably will happen next year at the earliest, I expect MBA to adopt IPS panel as well.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    IPS display doesn't have to be Retina. And I hope it won't be for MBA's. IPS displays with the same resolution as current MBA's ones + new Imac- and rMBP-like AR coating would be an awesome improvement over the current MBA without sacrificing laptop's battery life, size, power and whatsoever.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    True, Apple can bring IPS without retina and I hope to be wrong. MBAs do stick out like a sore thumb as the only Apple product with TN screen (well, outgoing classic MBPs too).

    But I strongly suspect MBAs will remain status quo (aside from spec bumps) until they go retina.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Yeah I agree. Retina is coming at some point in the next two years and it is unlike Apple to update something every generation. I think we'll get one more gen of TN displays and then a redesign + retina. OR the next release will be redesign with retina because Haswell will allow for it. Either way, a non-retina IPS in the next MBA is not going to happen IMO.
     
  6. macrumors G3

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    After checking with the Magic 8-Ball the answer I came up with is: "Maybe. We'll know more a week or 2 before the next Air is released."
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    u r so funny!
     

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