I'm not so sure. With the possibility of a 13 inch rMBP I can see Apple needing some differentiation between the 13" rMBP and the Air, after all, they won't have the optical drive / expandablity to tout as a difference.100%, guaranteed, retina display.
Without a new battery technology, highly doubt it. What they are going to make, IMO, is a 13-inch pro with retina display.100%, guaranteed, retina display.
haswell is supposed to help a lot with battery life but I agree, i just wonder how they'd differentiate the 2 lines if MBAs go retina....Without a new battery technology, highly doubt it. What they are going to make, IMO, is a 13-inch pro with retina display.
And the Air will still be the same Air. Maybe with an IPS display. Or one of those IGZO displays from Sharp that sound so promising.
Like how they differentiated them before they went Retina up until just a few months ago? There still are regular pros, 13" and 15" on the market. Don't really think this argument factors at all, and in fact, I think it would be weird for Apple to have a 2 year span between their laptop lines on such a key feature that is already ubiquitous on their iOS lines.haswell is supposed to help a lot with battery life but I agree, i just wonder how they'd differentiate the 2 lines if MBAs go retina....
More than likely not in the near future. If the MBA got a Retina display, what would differentiate it from the rMBP?I'm skipping the 2012 Air since I have a 2011 and I'm debating getting a 2013 when its released. Can anyone guess at the likely hood that the 2013 Air will have a retina display?or at least a 1080p resolution?
If the curent Ivy Bridge can handle two Thunderbolt displays why can't the Haswell handle a retina?I really doubt.
The expected haswell GPU will not be enough to handle properly a retina display.
Up on that add battery issues and price rise.
But lets wait and see what apple will do.