when do you think the new 12-inch Macbook Air will be released?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by animatedude, Jan 8, 2015.

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when do you think the new 12-inch Macbook Air will be released?

  1. April

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    47.1%
  2. May

    10 vote(s)
    11.5%
  3. June

    36 vote(s)
    41.4%
  1. objektør macrumors regular

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    February!!
    (2016)
     
  2. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    you are mean!
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    WWDC in June. So Cook can save a few $$$ not having to have a seperate keynote talk.
     
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Either WWDC in June, or perhaps at a small keynote February-ish if they do one to give more details about the Apple Watch. Not sure how likely that is though.
     
  5. objektør macrumors regular

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    February!!
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    I was thinking of Skylake. It seems Broadwell isn't powerfull enough for fanless design and wireless charging...
     
  6. Nee412 macrumors 6502

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    At least one, maybe two 12" products will be released by Apple in 2015. If that includes a Retina MacBook Air it will most likely either come at the same event as the Apple Watch release or during the WWDC keynote.

    Some possibly suitable chips have now been released by Intel, so if the 12" macbook exists it's now just a case of waiting for Apple's release schedule.
     
  7. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    It would be possible to see it rocking an enhanced A8X with say 4 or 6 cores as x86 to arm translation is not as resource heavy as you may think. With a MacBook Air having a much larger battery than an iPad, it would be able to have an increased core count/clock speed and still maintain great battery life. And due to MacBooks being much thinker and have a larger surface area, the increased heat generated from the increased cores and clock speed would have a larger heat spread.

    Thoratically speaking, if the performance scaled equally when increasing the core count (which it doesn't but is close enough for the purpose of this example), you would be looking at a SoC that could active 8000 on Geekbench when running iOS. So even with real time compiling of x86 to arm for just 3rd party apps (all Apple software could be re compiled by Apple so they run arm natively) it should still be an increase over current gen airs in terms of performance, but with much battery battery life and much less power draw.
     
  8. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so the majority think it will be announced at WWDC? new report from Digitimes says it's coming out as soon as this quarter....meaning it could be out by next month or March...
     
  9. stillone macrumors member

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    I am guessing April. Apple seems to like announcing new or updated products just before they release their quarterly financial statements. The March financials will be out mid -April.
     
  10. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Yet you didn't put those options in the poll...
     
  11. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh it's because i started this thread before the report was posted....plus, i don't see how Apple would release anything before the release of Apple Watch which is rumored to be announced in March....

    I'm in April camp but i wouldn't mind if the release it next month... or in March.
     
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    Why wouldn't it?
     
  14. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    "The report embellished KGI's expectations for the new MacBook Air with predictions of much slimmer margins around the keyboard (more like Apple's former mini-laptop, the 12-inch PowerBook), with keys spaced closer together and the removal of the current MacBook Air'sSD Card slot, dual USB ports, MagSafe power connector and Thunderbolt (which serves as both DisplayPort and a rapid, external PCIe data bus for connecting a chain of hard drives or other peripherals), all replaced by a single USB 3.1 Type-C connector, which was first detailed back in September."

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/15...gressively-target-mobility-with-usb-31-type-c
     
  15. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Keys spaced closer together is a sure sign they have no idea what they're talking about. When was the last time Apple released a laptop that didn't have a full sized keyboard? The PowerBook Duo? Why would they do such a thing?

    Also, what's the point of reducing the number of USB ports? The original MBA only had one USB port but that's because Apple wanted to hide all the ports under that plastic flap. Now that they stopped that nonsense, what would be the advantage of only having one USB port?

    You could argue that it would save space... but what's the strategy there? Shift the keyboard over to the side that doesn't have a port? Make an asymmetric laptop?

    These people clearly have no idea.
     
  16. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Yeah I guess that's true.

    I dunno I'm just bracing myself for disappointment.

    I've been wanting a retina Air for a while, it would fit the bill as a true upgrade from my 2011 MBA.
     
  17. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    Feb 2017 for sure :)
     
  18. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm in the same boat.

    I just want a retina display....but if it will come with less ports then ppl should be happy because this means it will be thinner and lighter and that's what's the Air is all about, Mobility.

    PPl who complain shouldn't complain at all, they can switch to the 13 inch rMBP because it's light and powerful enough.
     
  19. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    more report indicate it's coming out this quarter....anyone here still think it's coming in WWDC? :rolleyes:
     
  20. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    I will toss my quarter in the hat, last week in March.
     
  21. bluush macrumors 6502

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    I must admit I'm very excited about this particular computer. The sleekness, edge to edge keyboard, no more grey bezel, retina, no unnecessary ports, no embarrassing illuminated apple logo, fanless - everything about this computer appeals to me. I think it'll represent the next aesthetic step forward (both visually and portability-wise) for Apple.
     
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  23. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Seems pretty unambiguous? In other words, yes.
     

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