Ming-Chi Kuo

foomanchoo

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Does it seem reasonable to assume Ming-Chi Kuo got it wrong and the Air that we just saw released with the updated butterfly keyboard is all we get for this year?

My 2013 MBP is dying and I need to replace it ASAP....but I obviously don't want to buy an Air if I could be getting a scissor keyboard by waiting a few months.
 

bodonnell202

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Yeah, I don't see Apple updating the MBA again this year. Will probably see new keyboards in 2020 - good bet that the MBA is the first to make the switch from Intel to an ARM chip as well.
 

chrfr

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Does it seem reasonable to assume Ming-Chi Kuo got it wrong and the Air that we just saw released with the updated butterfly keyboard is all we get for this year?

My 2013 MBP is dying and I need to replace it ASAP....but I obviously don't want to buy an Air if I could be getting a scissor keyboard by waiting a few months.
There's no way Apple updates the Air again this year.
 

chrfr

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Well now because you said it they’re gonna update it. Happens every damn time I say they’re not gonna do something
In the Intel era, Apple has released new portable models after October only twice- the last time was November 2007. So if we assume that Apple effectively stops updating computers after October (so as to not upset buyers shopping for the holiday season), that leaves about a 2 and a half month window for Apple to revise the Air once more. Apple did revise MacBooks in that 2007-2008 era twice a year, discontinuing the Late 2007 MacBook after about 3 months. That revision of course didn't involve a whole new enclosure design, however.
 

kp98077

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yeah, I am not sure why everyone is saying or expecting to see the new keyboard on the air (meaning, non butterfly), we won't - based on everything I've seen or know... I think we will see it on the new MBP however.... not the air, the air is too thin also..
 

YonTom

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Oh, the $3000 MacBook Pro 16" will get the keyboard. The Air might get it last, honestly.
This. I suspect that the new scissor keyboard will be marketed as a high-end feature like FaceID or (until two days ago) TrueTone. The 16” will get it right away as such and it will eventually trickle down to the Air in a few years...
 

roflc0pter

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I would expect all their laptops that get refreshed next year to include them. Should debut with the 16" this fall
 
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fokmik

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i think the first new mac with the new keyboard it will be the fall 16" MBP and not the macbook air that will be probably updated with the rest of the line in 2020
 
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AustinIllini

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This. I suspect that the new scissor keyboard will be marketed as a high-end feature like FaceID or (until two days ago) TrueTone. The 16” will get it right away as such and it will eventually trickle down to the Air in a few years...
With the butterfly keyboard, Apple introduced it on a device which would sell less before they decided to go to the big machines. For this switch, I would assume the Pro gets it first because Pro users are the angriest.
 

nobackup

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There's no way Apple updates the Air again this year.
Except for maybe a CPU bump last year there were reports of a MBA with i7 being logged on one of the benchmark sites

Release now to catch back to school. Bump later this year for winter seasonal buying