Any chance the 13" gets a facelift like the regular MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kendo, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68020

    Apr 4, 2011
    I love the design of the new MB but the screen is a bit small for me. 13.3" is perfect and I'd be willing to sacrifice a little weight and bulk for that extra 1.3" of space. Do you think Apple will keep the MBA lineup, cannibalize it so that there is only the MB and MBP, or update the MBA line with a MB facelift?
  2. ygys macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2014

    if you want a bigger screen you will have to go for the retina macbook pro
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013


    I think that there will be an air redesign next year with skylake offering some real possibilities but none this year.
  4. Alx9876 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    Just like when all the MacBooks were hard shell plastic and the pros were aluminum. The MacBooks eventually went all aluminum as well. So in time we will see the entire laptop line available in all colors. It will happen one by one year by year. Sadly thats how Apple tends to do things.

    I love the Space Grey Macbook. Just make it 13.3 inch Air model for me.
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I'm guessing the next update in maybe a year might take some cues from the new MacBook. Like if USB-C takes off, I would be shocked to not see a new MBA with two USB-C ports on the left, one on the right and still with the headphone and SD card slots. From what I've read, the Air still has much more power than the MacBook. It's another step down from when the MBA first came out with much less powerful processors than the MacBook and MacBook Pro, but they used much less power.

    I'm willing to bet each of the three MacBook lines will sell better than iMacs and Mac minis. That's why I don't necessarily think the MBA is doomed. I personally like this size a lot and would just like a Retina display. I got it for $899, which is pretty good for a notebook that doesn't weigh 10 pounds. The battery life is still amazeballs and I type so fast that I don't think I even notice the weird keyboard stuff they notice. Hell, I remember the DEPRESS ME! keyboards from the old IBM PS/2 machines we had in the school library. You needed a sledgehammer to push those keys.
  6. HellasLEAF macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2009
    please this. I would not buy another computer for 10 years if I had this. I would be content.

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