Can we expect a MacBook Air 2019?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by iMacedonian, May 23, 2019.

  1. iMacedonian macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2015
    Skopje, North Macedonia
    Following the recent release of the new MBP 2019 I couldn't help but wonder, are going to get a new MBA this year and if we do, what could change except for the 'improved*' keyboard? Maybe new processor? Increment of the brightness to 500 nits? I would rather go for an Air model if these things improve than getting a MBP, so I don't know if I should wait some more.

    *yet to be determined
  2. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    I’d say there’s a good chance but no idea when. Only apple knows and Tim ain’t accepting my calls. I’d say it’s basically the same product since it was redesigned last year. I think improved keyboard, new cpu, screen will stay the same and the biggest one: I think it’ll be cheaper. Tim’s own comments about the air being priced too high lead me to think at the very least it’ll go down to 1099.
  3. vaugha macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2011
    Fingers crossed for 2019 mba before October this year. As far as I remember, they refreshed mba every year except 2016 so historically speaking there's a very good chance that we will see 2019 mbas. I returned my 2018 mba to wait for the 2019 model and to be honest I don't wanna deal w/ glitches that first gen products have. My friend had a weird screen glitch the other day on his 2018 mba and I told him I wasn't surprised to hear it given it's a first gen product. Also I'm looking forward to seeing 4th gen keys on the 2019. I don't think I'm losing anything by waiting and I already have a very capable 2018 mbp 15".
  4. Audit13, May 23, 2019
    Last edited: May 23, 2019

    Audit13 macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    The mid-2013 Air 13" to 2017 13" Air brought nothing with each revision other than a slight speed bump and a change from pci-e 2x2 to pci-e 2x4 for storage.

    All internal and external components of the mid-2013 to 2017 Air are completely interchangeable.
  5. sunapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    The “new” keyboard is still the current gen 3, but with “new materials”. If a 2018 MBA gets send in for repairs, it will receive that new revision.

    Maybe they will add the new keyboards without mention when current stock runs out?
  6. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Probably will be, but not until Intel has a newer processor available. It looks like Ice Lake should be available to manufactures soon, and it's looking to be a pretty big upgrade, so maybe something in the fall. No doubt it will also have the keyboard changes that just came to the MBP. Also a good chance that it will be the last MBA with an Intel processor.
  7. c0LdFire macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2013
    I’m really hoping we see a 2019 revision. The Ice Lake chips are shipping in June and if they plopped those into the Air along with the revised keyboard I’d buy immediately.
  8. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    Faster CPU and gen 4 keyboard is my prediction. As for when, I have no clue.
  9. RegularGuy09 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2015
    How much better do exactly would the IceLake chips would be in terms of processing and graphics performance?

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