Apple to Launch New Entry-Level MacBook Soon

Rumored entry-level Apple Mac Book Air 13 may carry a Retina display

Rumored entry-level Apple Mac Book Air 13 may carry a Retina display

That's a lot higher than the 1440 x 900 in today's Air and it's even sharper than the 12-inch MacBook's 2304 x 1440.

Hsiao pointed out that Apple originally looked to reduce cost by seeking panel supply for the new MacBook from a China-based maker, but the US-based vendor has chose to source the panels from Korea-based LG Display due to issues at the China supplier.

A Digitimes report published today notes that while Apple originally looked to reduce cost by seeking panel supply for the new MacBook from a China-based maker, Apple finally made a decision to source the panels from Korea-based LG Display due to issues at the China supplier.

Whilst it seems like it will be cheaper than the current 12-inch MacBook which costs $1299, Digitimes is not very precise when it comes to pricing. News from Asia, however, says that Apple might not reduce the price of the laptop. DigiTimes says its research shows the MacBook will use a 13.3-inch 2,560 x 1,600 resolution panel-the same as the current 13.3-inch MacBook Pro. The report adds more details about the refreshes expected in the iPad and iPad Pro product lines. The screen will have the same 2560 x 1600 resolution as the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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As for the new iPads, Apple is said to upgrade the current 9.7-inch model likely with a new processor and price it around $300 or so. Quanta Computer won 70% of the orders, and Foxconn the rest. The new entry-level iPad will reportedly launch in Q2 2018.

Apple wants to manufacture six million units this year, although analysts expect volume to reach only four million.

A Eurasian regulatory filing also states that new parts are being produced for a new iPad Pro which will be released in the second half of the year.

It's unclear when Apple might reveal these new products, but if a year ago is any indication, WWDC 2018 seems to be as good a place as any.

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