2018 MacBook Air Available for $999 at Select Apple Stores While Quantities Last, $849 Refurbished

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    Apple today updated the MacBook Air with a True Tone display. The notebook also received a $100 price drop, with prices now starting at $1,099 in the United States, or $999 for qualifying students through Apple's education store.

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    While this news means that 2018 MacBook Air models are no longer available to purchase through Apple's online store, a retail source informed MacRumors that Apple is offering $999 pricing on base 2018 MacBook Air models at select Apple Stores in the United States, while quantities last. Your mileage may vary.

    Apple is also offering certified refurbished 2018 MacBook Air models on its online store from $849, which amounts to $350 off the 2018 MacBook Air's original starting price of $1,199 when it was first released in October 2018.

    Apple says certified refurbished MacBook Air models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged, with all manuals and cables included in the box. In our view, a refurbished Mac is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new one. They're also backed by Apple's standard one-year warranty.

    A refurbished Mac's warranty can be extended to three years from the refurbished purchase date with AppleCare+.

    All in all, customers who can deal without True Tone can save $100 or $350 or more by purchasing a 2018 model instead of a 2019 model. Of course, something new is always around the corner: well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said a new MacBook Air with a scissor keyboard might launch later in 2019.

    Article Link: 2018 MacBook Air Available for $999 at Select Apple Stores While Quantities Last, $849 Refurbished
     
  2. JetTester macrumors 6502

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    No thanks. I’d rather spend a little more and get the new one.
     
  3. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    It’s only got True Tone, a “revised” keyboard, and a new year number

    Which if you’re like me, you’d disable True Tone in favour of accuracy — something people praise Apple for
     
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    Probably not a good idea since it has the old keyboard and the new one has the updated material to make it better. Whether or not it will last, we'll have to wait and see.
     
  6. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    If your gonna keep it for a while might as well spend $1500 on a pro.
     
  7. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    these things should cost $800 to begin with... like the new ones I mean... The price gap between pros and these isn't great enough... I dunno why the air is even still around.. the name is meaningless and there's the MacBook to replace it...
     
  8. Jgreg00 macrumors newbie

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    Ummm, they eliminated the MacBook.
     
  9. sguser macrumors regular

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    The only reason to disable True Tone is if you are working on post processing photos or videos. So no, most of the people are not like you and they will enjoy True Tone.
     
  10. Romeo_Nightfall macrumors 6502

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    well if a working keyboard is not important to you, why buy a laptop anyways?
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    the answer is tim hollywood - better margins on the air!
    well established brand by steve - which hollywood can ride on.
    he ist not able to build a new brand - the macbook was a great piece of "art" completely mispriced and under rated !
     
  11. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    The $850 refurb price makes a lot more sense for this machine... finally a bit of space in performance and price between it and the Pro.
     
  12. PickUrPoison Suspended

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    $850 is a great price for a Retina MacBook Air. Sure if you’ve got an extra $250 get the new True Tone/TouchID/Touch Bar model but $850 is quite a deal.
     

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