Will WWDC 2014 Mention MBAs?

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    iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    For many years, upgraded MBA models have been released at Apple's WWDC. This year some of the rumors have pointed to a Q4 2014 release for a totally new ultra-thin 12" retina MBA.

    What do you expect to see at WWDC?

    If Apple upgrades the current 11" and 13" MBAs in any way would that squash any hopes of getting a completely new ultra-thin MBA?

    Could iOS 8 or the new OSX, introduced at WWDC hint that the new MBA will actually be ARM based?
     
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    I have a feeling that the new OS X and iOS 8 will be announced at WWDC. We will be given hints if ARM code is in OS X.
     
  4. iRun26.2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If they disclose that Xcode can now compile OSX for the new A8 professor (ARM), I think it will be all but certain that the new 12" ultra-portable will be ARM (rather than Intel) based.

    I'm hoping Apple says absolutely nothing about the MBA at WWDC 2014
     
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    Why do you say that?
     
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    Because then we would be making another architecture change and it raises problems for developers.
     
  7. iRun26.2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Because I want a revolutionary 12" retina MBA that is ultra-thin and fanless. If it is released at WWDC it will not have Broadwel (since Broadwell will not be ready by WWDC).

    If it is discussed otherwise, it is likely that it is because OSX will be ported to ARM and the upcoming MBA (using an A8 processor) will not run ANY of my current MBA software applications.

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    The thing is, though, how could they possibly not update the MBAs until Q4 21014?

    Won't they have to upgrade something in the MBA at WWDC just to keep it selling?
     
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    Well guess we'll have to sit back and wait........

    I'd love to have a MBA 13" or above retina, but am not willing to give up the battery life.

    Hurry up and wait, in the mean time be thankful for what we have :D
     

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