The 12” MacBook they could update silently, BUT I don’t think they will do the same with the new Air they would want to talk about how they’ve put a Retina display in it and so on. The iPad Pro will be at the event for sure, it’s a redesigned iPad Pro there is no way that Apple won’t want to talk about that.I think they will just update them on the store this or next Tuesday. Do you guys really think a new MacBook Air is event level news even if they make it $800
Computers at this point are an after thought
Even if they make a iPad Pro like the Surface to replace the MacBook or Air that wouldn’t be big enough to have a show for.
I hope it’s announced on a off cycle. I mean maybe we would care because we know better then to buy a 500 day old product for full price but most don’t or don’t care.
A show to be like look cheaper MacBook, cheaper IMac or a 8k one !!! I just don’t think Tim Cook cares about anything other then the iPhone
There won't be a MacBook Air. The Air name was dropped years ago on iPad etc.The 12” MacBook they could update silently, BUT I don’t think they will do the same with the new Air they would want to talk about how they’ve put a Retina display in it and so on. The iPad Pro will be at the event for sure, it’s a redesigned iPad Pro there is no way that Apple won’t want to talk about that.
We will see, the “budget” MacBook has been said to be a new Air, whether it actually is I guess we will find out soon enough. They could drop the price of the 12” MacBook and introduce a 13” version but I’m not sure if they will do that.There won't be a MacBook Air. The Air name was dropped years ago on iPad etc.
Apple want 2 products in their lines that make the most money - iPhone XR and XS - iPad and iPad Pro. Why would they have 3 designs on a laptop that doesn't sell like the iPhone in quantity and profit?
The MacBook is due for a new design next year - here we'll see a 128GB option for £999 with options going up to 1TB.
There will be a 2019 new design MacBook and a 2018 MacBook Pro.
Sticking a retina display in an old Air is comical that people will think it's going to happen. It would have happened in 2015. Designers and R&D would NEVER do this. This start with a clean, new idea. It would be like taking an iPhone 3GS sticking a retina screen in it and wondering why people won't buy it in 2018.
People really need to forget about this MacBook Air. It really should have been axed in 2015. Apple has moved on.
I don’t see Apple introducing the iPad Pros without an event, they are getting a redesign and that is something they will want to show off. Mac updates are also coming, the iMac is due an upgrade, the 12” MacBook is due a spec bump and then there is the lower cost “budget” MacBook that’s coming.The MacBook Air is already a $800 computer all the time at Best Buy. I think I got one for 700 or 750 with the college student special.
But again school started most these students already got new computers for the school year. New computers won’t move their bottom line enough to warrant a show. Nor will a new iPad Pro unless they announce another computer that is a hybrid like the surface.
The iPad Pro until I can use Microsoft word or excel on it is pointless for the amount of money they want. The iPad I had it and was a $500 comic book reader/YouTube/movie player. Neither do enough to warrant being the price of a low end PC.
+ having a iPhone + a laptop + iPad are over kill. Maybe if you have a iMac and want to surf the web in the living room and don’t have a iPhone plus. But for $300-800 get a MacBook Air.
That’s what’s also mentioned in the Ming Chi Kuo article, it could replace the 12” MacBook.Realistically, how can a new 13” MacBook Air with a retina screen and Touch ID be introduced as a cheaper model than an existing 12” Retina MacBook without Touch ID?
Now that the 12” MacBook has been around long enough to have recouped its R&D costs I think they will just lower the price of the bottom of the range configuration, just as the original MacBook Air got cheaper after it recouped it’s R&D costs.
Introducing a 13” Retina equipped laptop for less than the cost of a 12” one would basically kill the MacBook off.
Sorry I forgot to link the Macrumours front page report on it, here it is https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/10/kuo-september-2018-predictions/^aha. Got it.
That would easily be the biggest Apple news in the past 5 years. Of course it would get its own event. A $299 iPad for education got its own event.Even if they make a iPad Pro like the Surface to replace the MacBook or Air that wouldn’t be big enough to have a show for.