What's Next?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Hiro!, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Hiro! macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2012
    With the Macbook Air, what is there to really change? With the next iteration, the obvious focus will be on Haswell (as well as supposed power of the HD5000?) but what about a redesign? Does the Air actually need to be any

    To me, it wouldn't really impact a purchase, my Macbook Air in a hard case still feels unbelievably thin, even after a year of use.

    Would liquid metal be able to slim the Macbook Air down a bit?
    (obviously there could be issues with liquid metal and its heat conduction and...)

    Basically, would you be happy if the Macbook Air stayed at the same thickness for the foreseeable future?
  2. Nova Sensei macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2012
    I don't own one yet, but for me it's plenty thin. Gains in battery life would be far better than a shrinking on the form in my opinion.

    Improvements to screen quality would be welcome.
  3. jmfel1926 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2012
    1) Screen Resolution
    2) I think better colours from the screen are a must
    3) better battery life ( i have an mba 11'' and the only hard difference from an ipad with a bluetooth keyboard is the ssd's capacity, otherwise the ipad does the same with better battery life and is more compact)
    4) maybe a drop of weight , for example 11''= 800gramms and 13'' =1,2 kilos
    5) more ports , hdmi ethernet
  4. shrtmkr macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2008
    the apple
  5. plucky duck macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2012
    IPS, slight increase in thickness to accomodate a larger battery would be nice. If the edge was less sharp and the hinge a bit more resistive that would make it a more well rounded device for me.

    Biggest improvement it could use is battery life, IPS is secondary. But for its target market and audience, not sure if it may require a price increase, and if so whether there'll still be mass appeal for the Air line.
  6. minik macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    I would like to see a re-arrangement of the ports. MagSafe, USB, and Thunderbolt ports need to be one side.

    802.11ac Wi-Fi on the next revision?
  7. Nova Sensei macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2012
    Nothing really worth holding off for in my opinion.

    I'll be buying next month.
  8. seared.ahi macrumors regular


    Aug 5, 2012
    smaller bezel/larger screen
    higher resolution
    kensington lock slot
    more/cheaper SSD
  9. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Let's see now, if I align my thinking with Apples typical train of thought, the first & highest priority is to make it at least 25% thinner.

    Next up, get serious about reducing the weight so it's easier to carry. As it is now, I usually leave it home.

    Once Apple gets a handle on these two very serious faults, I'll buy one.

    Humor? or Sarcasm?
    Take your pick... :)
  10. animatedude macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2010
  11. aircanman macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
    This would make a massive difference to the MBA 11.

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