That would be awesome - what about release date? I cant remember what the 2013 date was.
The 2013 release date was June, but the 2014 MBAs may be released in the fall IMO as they need to figure out how to put a retina display in such a thin design while maintaining the claimed 12 hours of battery.
Pretty sure IGZO and Broadwell will help substantially.
Some people, including myself, would be willing to give up some battery life for a retina screen in an eventhinner and lighter form factor.
I would not be at all surprised if they reduce the battery life to only 8 hours on the new retina MBA. It sounds like they are going to make it even thinner than the current version and I think they will likely give up some battery life to achieve this.
I would be surprised. I can't think of a time with a laptop where Apple went DOWN in battery life compared to the previous model.
Rurmor has it that it will be black, and have a 12" display. Rumor also has it that Apple is testing a 12" iPad. I'm of the opinion that Apple plans on merging an iPad "Pro" with the Macbook Air to give us an iMacPad ProBookAir. Like a Surface Pro, but... thinner.
If it turns out to be a 12" iPad with a keyboard it would be a Surface RT (not Surface Pro) because it would be an ARM based device. The Surface RT was a complete failure. Apple knows better than that.
The MBA needs a better screen, not a downgrade in what software it can run.