It doesn't appear to end.
The Broadwell chips are expected to have a 30% battery life increase over Haswell, despite both processors sharing the same architecture. At least that's what Intel is bragging about. We shall wait to see. Not too many people were believing when Intel said that Haswell would bring a boost in battery life, but look at the battery life of the 2013 MacBook Air and other Haswell models... it lives up to the promise (or at least, almost does). Broadwell should be even better.I doubt that apple is gonna achieve significantly more battery life with a thinner design and retina display... unless the Broadwell chips are super efficient.
I do not claim to knowledgable in this area but...Even though many will disagree with me, I hope that the 2014 MBA 12" will have a screen with the ratio 16:9.
How do you think the chances are for such a display ratio for a 12" model? (Will an IGZO display with the 2304x1440 resolution be 16:9 ratio?) [Please be overbearing with my lack of knowledge...]
A "rumor" is not "what I reckon might happen/would like to see".Yeah, why would we want to speculate about future products on a website dedicated Apple rumors.
Exactly. A 2304x1440 resolution would have a 16:10 ratio (like the current 13-inch Air and all the MacBook Pro models, and not like the 11-inch MacBook Air, which has a 16:9 ratio).I do not claim to knowledgable in this area but...
If pixels are square: 2304/1440 = 1.6
(Which is 16/10)
I think an important possibility that you did not mention was processor and associated OS.
Except that this time a refresh is definitely imminent. In 2013, it was likely. Now, in 2014, nearly four years after the last redesign, the probability of it happening is very high.A "rumor" is not "what I reckon might happen/would like to see".
I imagine that you could take any of the previous threads about what might be in the 2013 MBA, adding 5% to the desirable characteristics and subtracting 5% from the undesirable ones, and the result would be the same.
Sorry, just a bit of existential ennui. You carry on.
I definitely hope it doesn't happen. And I guess it won't be this time. Apple will not dumb down the MacBook Air. That would be the demise of the Mac, as the Air seems to be the best-selling model around.I think an important possibility that you did not mention was processor and associated OS.
I'm a little nervous that it might end up being an ARM / iOS conbination rather than Intel / OSX.
That would really reduce he power consumption but it would cease to be a productivity device (for real work). It would become a toy in my mind, and I would have no interest. .
Touch screen: I don't see that happening. That would require OSX to incorporate it in. Mavericks made no mention of it and I suspect that we will see the new MBA before the next version of Mavericks.
I'll be dead by then (but if you still want to discus it, that is fine).
Surface RT was a failure, but Surface 2 should perform better (although I'm very skeptical about its probability of success).Touch screen: I don't see that happening. That would require OSX to incorporate it in. Mavericks made no mention of it and I suspect that we will see the new MBA before the next version of Mavericks.
If the new 12" MBA was to be an iPad with a keyboard, then it obviously would have a touch screen. That would seem like Apple is trying to follow Microsoft's Surface RT (which has been a disaster, at least in round #1).
True, though a LOT of rumours are based on what analysts reckon "might" happen!!A "rumor" is not "what I reckon might happen/would like to see".
I cannot wait for Oct 22.1152 by 720 effective native resolution feels like a step backwards. The current 11" has a native resolution of 1366 by 768. IGZO should allow for higher densities.