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Tech & Science Apple is reportedly planning to release a cheaper MacBook Air later this year

09:51  04 march  2018
09:51  04 march  2018 Source:   theverge.com

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popular, and according to Apple analyst KGI Securities (via 9to5 Mac ), the company is reportedly planning to release a cheaper model at some point in According to 9to5 Mac , analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects that Apple will release a 13-inch MacBook Air “with a lower price tag,” later this year , and

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The Apple logo is seen on the facade of the new Apple Store in Paris. © REUTERS/Charles Platiau The Apple logo is seen on the facade of the new Apple Store in Paris. Apple hasn’t done much with its ultra-thin MacBook Air in recent years, opting to slim down some of its other offerings instead. But the computer is reasonably popular, and according to Apple analyst KGI Securities (via 9to5Mac), the company is reportedly planning to release a cheaper model at some point in the second quarter of 2018.

According to 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects that Apple will release a 13-inch MacBook Air “with a lower price tag,” later this year, and that the lower price could help boost Apple’s laptop sales.

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Apple hasn’t done much with its ultra-thin MacBook Air as of late , selecting to thin down some of its different offerings. Be that as it may, the PC is sensibly prevalent, and as indicated by Apple expert KGI Securities (by means of 9to5 Mac )

Apple hasn’t done much with its ultra-thin MacBook Air in recent years , opting to slim down some of its other offerings instead. But the computer is reasonably popular, and according to Apple analyst KGI Securities (via 9to5 Mac ), the company is reportedly planning to release a cheaper model at some

While the line celebrates its tenth year in 2018, the line has largely only received incremental updates, the last of which came last summer, when Apple updated it with a faster 1.8GHz Intel processor. Apple currently sells the MacBook Air for $999.

The report also says that Apple will likely refresh its AirPods, and that the HomePod has been met with “mediocre” demand.

Apple filed a patent for a keyboard that isn’t ruined by dust .
When Apple unveiled its 2015 MacBook, reviewers quickly discovered its keys were flatter than ever, with single-digit millimeters of travel between their pressed and unpressed states. According to the documentation published, the patent was filed on September 8th, 2016 -- months after reviews for the second-generation MacBook had come out. The one page made public doesn't tell us much about the new design, or the solutions Apple envisioned to deal with the contaminant problem. But it does suggest the company took this issue seriously enough to start workshopping -- and filing patents for -- a fix.

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