I'm picking a surprise here; 12" MacBook Air with Retina Screen!
With rumors of a new 12-inch Retina MacBook Air circulating in recent months and the latest reports suggesting small-scale production has already begun, many have been wondering about Apple's plans for introducing the product. According to a new report from Re/code, the Retina MacBook Air will not be unveiled at this Thursday's media event.
You can't need it *that* desperately, however the need. The 16th announcement is in 3 days! Anyone can wait 3 days.
I hope you're right, because it would mean that Apple ain't gonna use the Core M (that performs almost the same as the actual 4200U but with better performance in GPU, which will be more than needed if they put retina), and they'd go with the mid range Broadwell.You can't need it *that* desperately, however the need. The 16th announcement is in 3 days! Anyone can wait 3 days.
But, no way is the announcement going to contain any MBP/Air release as these will be saved for Broadwell, which isn't due until 2015. It's coming, but probably not until next Easter at the earliest.
What I make of the situation: Apple never leaked anything to this Paczkowski guy.I am a relatively new Apple customer, with an iPhone 4GS in-hand that I recently received while awaiting to replace my 15-year-old Dell laptop with the purported Apple MacBook Air Retina. So I am trying to do my homework, as well as remain patient.
It seems Apple uses John Paczkowski and his recode.net web site to leak information as necessary; and recently he claimed Apple would not be announcing the Apple MacBook Air Retina on October 16. Jack G. March, who seems to have solid sources within the Apple supply chain, has also claimed it is highly unlikely Apple announces the MacBook Air Retina on October 16. But now Digitimes claims Taiwanese manufacturers are shipping the product in quantities large enough that it will be announced on October 16. The other factor lending credence to the latter report is that there seems to be significant current downward price pressure on previous generation MacBook Airs in the marketplace.
Obviously we simply need to wait a day to find out who is correct. But I am fascinated to wonder what long-time Apple observers make of the situation. Was the Paczkowski take Apple-planted misdirection in order to allow for the event tomorrow to shock the world as to the next generation MacBook Air? Or are the MacBook Air Retina shipments, which I find hard to fathom as phantom, slowly building and not large enough to meet anticipated demand such that Apple will indeed need to hold off announcing this new generation product in order to avoid undercutting sales of existing MacBook Airs during the crucial back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons?
Don't ever dare to say this here... You'll be bombarded with "Buy now" repliesGod, I'm in desperate need of a new laptop. I really hope they do announce this thing tomorrow (today). It would be awesome if the battery life is close to the current Airs around 12 hours.
Well it is a good time to make a decision! Today we'll find out what's coming down the pipe and if there aren't any new laptops then you can feel secure in getting what's available right now.God, I'm in desperate need of a new laptop. I really hope they do announce this thing tomorrow (today). It would be awesome if the battery life is close to the current Airs around 12 hours.
Thanks Captain Obvious... but the point is that we had to wait til the Keynote to know it, so you only can say that after seeing the Keynote, which is pointless.The "Buy Now" crowd was right. No new MBA announcement.