In a new note shared yesterday with investors, famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he had obtained information about a possible new Cheapest macbook air that Apple would be planning to launch in the second quarter of this year.
Apple today basically sells only two 13-inch MacBook Air models, identical except for the $ 1,000 SSD has 128GB, the $ 1,200 comes with a 256GB. In Brazil, they leave respectively for R $ 7,500 and R $ 8,900 when split in up to 12x.
In addition to a lower price, the new model would bring an updated processor (the current one uses a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5), improved graphics (current: Intel HD Graphics 6000), a Retina display (!!) and more internal storage.
In my view, Kuo may have gotten hot information from Chinese suppliers, but he made a mistake in the nomenclature. I see no point in Apple launching a MacBook Air with Retina display, updated components and being cheaper than the current one; what makes sense yes she launch a new model of macbook that is finally accessible enough to allow it to kill the Air line once and for all.
The 12-inch MacBook starts today at $ 1,300 in the United States, or $ 9,800 in Brazil. If she can upgrade the entry model and reduce its price, say, by $ 200, it would be awesome.
A, who knows, she may still be able to continue offering a single model of the current MacBook Air for $ 900 s to have a fairly aggressive notebook in its line.