MacBook Air 2018: what we want to see

Given his advanced age, there is no doubt in our minds that the MacBook Air will soon be replaced by something harder, better, faster and stronger.

In 2018, the cheapest Apple notebook introduces a 5th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, while most laptops are revolutionizing eighth generation Intel Core chips in 2018.

Fortunately, the Internet is flooded with rumors of the MacBook Air 2018, which means we could see a new MacBook Air at any time. That is, according to KGI Securities Analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who claims that a cheaper entry-level MacBook Air will replace the $ 999 model (£ 999, around AU $ 1,199) later this year.

So maybe by the end of WWDC In 2018 we'll see something about the next version of the MacBook Air, as seen, reportedly along with a more economical 13-inch MacBook Retina. That's why we decided to take a look at everything there is to know about the MacBook Air 2018.

Now, we do not have any official information, but we went ahead and made some guesses based on previous versions and rumors that float around the internet In addition, we will present what we want to see if a new MacBook Air appears in 2018.

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  • What is it? A hopeful sequel to Apple's most popular laptop
  • When does it come out? June 2018 at the earliest [19659009] How much will it cost? Hopefully it's the same as the current models

MacBook Air 2018 release date

As much as we appreciate the revised butterfly joint keyboard on MacBook and MacBook Pro, we'd really like it See that at least one Apple laptop clings to its traditional keyboard. There is enough space inside the chassis, and giving fans an option would be admirable.

At the same time, there is a patent going around at the time that suggests a spill-proof, crumb-resistant keyboard is in the process behind the doors at Apple Park. Recently filed by Apple, the keyboard "could include a substrate, a key cap and a protective structure that extends from the lid of the key that channels pollutants away from the movement mechanism."

Should I keep the same trip and the tactile feel of the MacBook? Air today, this is a change in the keyboard that we would not mind.

Do not expect the price of the MacBook Air to change year after year: your ability to pay is a big part of your continuous consumption.

In addition, the MacBook Air has received annual updates since its launch in 2008, and in very different months during those years. That said, June has been the most popular month for this laptop to receive updates.

So, if Kuo's sources are incorrect, that leaves us with the most likely launch month for a supposed 2018 MacBook Air in June, probably directly following an announcement from WWDC 2018. That would be an appropriate annual release, and will have the fanfare of Apple's great developer event for a triumphant comeback.

If Apple does not reach that time frame, the next likely debut window is October or November, just in time for Christmas and the craziness of Christmas shopping. We will look for new rumors and update this article as soon as the possible release date of the MacBook Air 2018 begins to get closer.

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Price of the MacBook Air 2018

Of course, without a mention of a rumor of the MacBook Air 2018 beyond its prophesied death, it leaves us next to nothing with respect to the price of a Apple laptop. Those types of leaks do not tend to arise until we are approaching an expected release date.

However, do not expect the price of the MacBook Air to change year after year: your ability to pay is a big part of your continuing to draw. Apple has already set the prices for its two MacBook Air models, starting at $ 999, £ 949 or AU $ 1,499.

It would be a surprise if Apple released one of its T-series processors (based on ARM architecture) inside a MacBook Air 2018.

From there, it can double the 128 GB SSD capacity of the initial model to 256 GB per another $ 200, £ 150 or AU $ 300.

If prices change this year, we bet Apple would just make room for that MacBook 13-inch rumor, entry-level and either by raising or lowering the hardware of this MacBook Air and adjusting it accordingly. However, Apple is more likely to close the laptop line if that MacBook mentioned is a reality.

We will look for new rumors and update this article as soon as the price of the MacBook Air 2018 begins to clear up. .

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What we want to see on MacBook Air 2018

Naturally, this 100% lack of truly substantial information about the upcoming MacBook Air 2018 gives us a lot of space to compile a wish list. So, this is what we want to see from a MacBook Air for 2018.

Components updated everywhere

This is the most basic and essential of the applications, but the MacBook Air could really use a soup for walnuts improve . From the processor to the ports and the resolution of the screen, everything related to the MacBook Air could work with extensive refinements.

This should start with the design of the laptop. In its current state, the MacBook Air seems more outdated than the Windows laptops that have shamelessly ripped it off. What you need now more than ever is a Retina display that is as clear as possible without sacrificing the webcam.

And now that Intel has announced a wide range of eighth-generation Coffee Lake processors for laptops, all but the MacBook 2018 line is expected to show them in some form or form.

A better screen

We have no argument that the screen of the MacBook Air should meet the times. For now, on any other MacBook except Air uses a Retina display with at least 226 pixels per inch (ppi). Meanwhile,
the MacBook Air remains stagnant at only 128 dpi, a measly 1,440 x 900 pixels in a 13.3-inch panel.

We can conclude, then, that the resolution has to get a hit of at least 76% to keep up with the other Apple products. Fortunately, the webcam does not need a similar treatment, since the current MacBook Air FaceTime camera already captures videos at a higher resolution than the more expensive of the 12-inch MacBook.

No matter how sharp your screen is, the MacBook Air 2018 will benefit from the recently introduced MoltenVK Vulkan API implementation for Apple's Metal 2 graphics framework. This means we can expect to see higher frame rates at all levels of a series of multiplatform games available for macOS, including, but not limited to, Dota 2.

The traditional keyboard stays

As much as we appreciate the Revised version of the butterfly hinge keyboard on the MacBook and the MacBook Pro, we would really like to see at least one Apple laptop maintain its traditional keyboard. There is enough space inside the chassis, and giving fans an option would be admirable.

In addition, using existing hardware could keep the costs of a renewed MacBook Air in the right place, thus keeping the price.

Quick charge, please

It should not be hard for Apple to maintain the same stellar battery level within the MacBook Air if all its parts are updated in tandem. But, just to make the experience much better, charging the laptop for more than 10 hours of use in a fraction of the time would be good.

This comes in conjunction with the request for new ports, that is, USB-C for fast charging, but we would like to see the MagSafe cable remain. Even the option for both would be nice.

iOS apps on MacBook Pro

Now that it's been discussed for a while, we've come up with the idea of ​​iOS apps on macOS. The prospect of continuing to work from our phones directly on our laptops, or polishing that maximum score when sitting at the desk, is very exciting.

However, Apple needs to determine how this will be intuitive if MacBook with touch screen is still unlikely. Will the mouse simply be part of our fingers, or does Apple have something cool up its sleeve?

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Gabe Carey has also contributed to this report