New Air coming soon?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Al_Turing, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Al_Turing macrumors newbie

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    I saw mentioned on some foreign sites that a new MacBook Air was coming by Black Friday. Is that likely?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Unlikely going on the buyer's guide. Also there are normally mentions of newer Mac models in OS X betas, and there's been nothing like that so far (well what I'm aware of, at least).

    At any rate you should see some fair savings on MBAs on Black Friday, so keep an eye out on the homepage, because the hard-working admins normally go through and compile a list of the best deals/savings you can get. :)
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's exceedingly rare for Apple to release new products this close to the holiday season, especially now that they've started the holiday return policy for existing products.
    It's not at all clear that the Air will continue to exist or if it will be replaced by the MacBook at the next revision.
     
  4. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

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    I'am sure MBA won't be going anywhere. It's much cheaper to manufacture and at the same time it can take advantage of faster chips that simply wouldn't fit into rMB. By discontinuing it Apple would lose it's place in one of the most popular laptop segments with Intel U CPUs. MBA *could* be renamed, but rest assured thin and light 13" inch machine isn't going anywhere.
     
  5. Starfia macrumors 6502

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    Knowing Apple, I think the launch of the new MacBook means the current Airs are the final Airs. (It would also be atypical for Apple to revise a single product line close to Black Friday.)
     
  6. toddzrx macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe a Skylake upgrade at best, then EOL or die slowly like the cMBP.

    It's an outlier, but the 2012 21.5" iMacs were released on 30 November.
     
  7. Starfia macrumors 6502

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    Right, right. But those were announced in October 2012, is what I meant to be saying. (Anything that would release in November, we'd likely have heard about by now.)
     
  8. toddzrx macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha.
     
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    navaira macrumors 68040

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    All BTO models have pretty much disappeared from Dutch online stores (just when I decided to take a plunge and get a 13" 8GB 128GB). And the 13" 4GB and 11" 4GB are discounted. I'm not saying this means something, but, yeah.

    Edit: I mean resellers, apple.com still has all models.
     
  11. scaramoosh macrumors 6502

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    It's pretty much a bad time to buy with how much of a jump Skylake will be, Apple will b e forced to update them come April, no way will they be using Broadwell through 2016.
     
  12. ctg7w6 macrumors regular

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    To be honest, I figured the 2015 MBA was the last one when I bought it earlier this year. Once I saw that it had no retina display, I figured they were going the way of the dodo. Unfortunate :(
     
  13. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    When the MBA replaced the old macbook they both coexisted for another revision or two until the price of the air was able to get down low enough to compete. So I'd say we have at least one, possibly two revisions before that happens.
     
  14. navaira macrumors 68040

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    I think Apple are simply going to drop the $999 option. From now on our laptops start at $1249, and if you don't like it buy a Surface kind of thing.
     
  15. Starfia macrumors 6502

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    Oh, that's a good point. I had the impression there, though, that the very first Airs just weren't powerful enough to satisfyingly replace the plastic MacBooks after they arrived. In this case – while the new MacBook doesn't beat the modern Airs for performance, it does beat them in almost every other way (and performance, I'm sure, is around the corner). So, you're right, I might be wrong.

    But I think that's still my guess. Now I'm going to watch the next event knowing the correctness of my guess is at stake. 0_0
     
  16. can$rules macrumors member

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    It doesn't beat it in another important way: ports

    In my case, I could probably live with the new MacBook's performance, but I will continue to need a couple of USB ports and a TB port for a while.
     
  17. stillone macrumors member

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    I hope they give it at least one more bump in performance if they are going to but it to bed. The Macbook's palm rests are way too small to use for extended periods on my lap. In this important area the 13" Air is perfect. I'm passing on the retina screen for usability.
     
  18. toddzrx macrumors 6502a

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    There's an easy fix for that: 14" rMB.
     
  19. cincygolfgrrl macrumors 6502

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    There is no chance in hell Apple will announce a new MBA before 2016-Q2, possibly later. The only upgrade over current models will be a new chipset. If retina is your thing, get a MacBook.
     
  20. navaira macrumors 68040

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    As I wrote in another thread, analysts (I know) say three things:
    – update this Friday
    – update before Christmas
    – killing off the Air line
     
  21. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    1) Nope
    2) Yes, before Christmas 2016
    3) At some point? Yes. Soon? No.
     
  22. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    A large reseller here has Airs and Pros (and Minis and iMacs) on discount (with a store-voucher on top).
    There's something coming, just not before Black Friday (which doesn't exist here anyway).
    There are now a lot of notebooks with 6th gen Intel Core-I CPU on the market. Just none from Apple...
     
  23. navaira macrumors 68040

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    Base models here at the moment: (we don't really do BF)

    • 13,3": €989 (Apple: €1099)
    • 11,6: €894 (Apple: €999)

    This is the cheapest I have ever seen them. Come on Apple premiere the new ones within 12 days so I can return my new one and get the... new new one!
     
  24. navaira macrumors 68040

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  25. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to say no.
     

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