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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Planning to buy a new Apple MacBook? Here’s why you should wait

A midst all the rumours indicating Apple to launch a ‘cheaper’ MacBook Air this year, a new report has popped up online talking about another laptop. The report by Digitimes claims that the Cupertino-based tech firm is working on an entry-level MacBook. This MacBook is said to be unveiled by the end of the second quarter, which means in the month of May or June. For those unaware, Apple will hold its annual developers’ conference,Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), in June 2018.
Planning to buy a new Apple MacBook? Here’s why you should wait

The report says that the price of the entry-level MacBook could be the same as the existing MacBook Air or slightly higher. In India, the MacBook Air 13-inch is currently priced at Rs 77,200. The 12-inch MacBook costs Rs 1,04,800. Also, the entry-level laptop is likely to increase the MacBook shipments for Apple in 2018, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Jim Hsiao.

Also mentioned is that the upcoming MacBook will feature a 13.3-inch display from LG with the same resolution as the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro – 2560x1600 pixels. LG is said to supply the display panel by April and the mass production is said to begin by May or beginning of June. Talking about the assembly of the upcoming MacBook, 70% will be assembled by Quanta Computer while the remaining 30% will be assembled by Foxconn.

The entry-level MacBook is not to be mistaken with the rumoured ‘cheaper’ MacBook Air that is scheduled to come in Q2 this year. MacBook Air, launched by then Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco in 2008, has not been updated since 2015 as Apple has shifted focus towards the 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro. The device last saw a minor update at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2017, with a slightly faster processor, and 8GB of RAM as default.

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