There should only be 2 MacBooks, the MB and the MB Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Yr Blues, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    MacBook 12 and 14 inch

    MacBook Pro 14 and 16 inch

    They update each other every alternating year, first with the MacBook, then the next year with the Pro, then back to the MacBook, and so on.

    The Air is meaningless BS created by marketing executives to sell more crap now without caring about confusing the customer.
  2. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    13" is a nice screen size and the Macbook Air has been wildly popular.
  3. Florida Gator macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2004
    I'd maybe do:

    12" Macbook and 14" MacBook with the bezels we see now.

    13" Macbook Pro and 15" MacBook Pro with tiny bezels.
  4. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    100% Agree. The new Air SHOULD be a new MacBook, with the 12" dropping in price to £1099 and this new one starting at £1249. The 13" Escape key Pro should then have disappeared.

    Unfortunately, customers are stubborn and want the Air branding even if it gives no tangible benefit in practice, so hey ho, there ya go!
  5. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    The Air is more expensive than the MacBook for the same storage capacity. It’s such a confusing addition to the line up.

    Go back to the quadrant, MacBook Air 12” and 13”, MacBook Pro 13” and 15”. All should start at 256GB.
  6. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    It runs the risk of the iPhone 5c all over again. They reduced the base storage to 8GB to drive the entry price down but it just ended up being a poor user experience because 8GB is feeble.

    I think 128GB could actually be fine for most people providing they turn on the optimise features in MacOS by default. Right now you need to be prompted to set up optimise storage for everything, meaning an unsuspecting consumer could drill through their 128GB in no time and then they'd be at the Genius Bar asking why.
  7. afir93 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2018
    Yep, and even more so IMO by providing more options for what files should even be downloaded at all and which should be stored in the iCloud Drive only. I know that the Optimize Storage solution should theoretically always purge the offline-copies of iCloud files when storage fills up, but it's still confusing and potentially worrying to the average user when he's constantly at the brink of a completely full hard drive whenever he views how much free storage he has.

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