In our last podcast, one of the topics we discussed was the future launch of a MacBook Air with Retina display. At the time, I myself stated that I do not believe in his arrival this year.
But Asian websites are optimistic about this.
According to EMSOne (Google Translate), reproduced by UDN (Google Translate) and corroborated by Macotakara (Google Translate), Apple is expected to launch new 11-inch and 13-inch Airs with Retina screens by the third quarter of 2013, as suppliers are already preparing for this.
Looking at the whole line of Macs, they were the "most Retina" before the arrival of the new MacBooks Pro. The 11 "Air display has a density of 135 dots per inch, against 102ppi of the 21.5" iMac for example . The 13.3 ″ Pro goes to 227ppi, just for you to have an idea.
In addition to the Retina display, the new MacBooks Air will likely win the new processors on Intel's “Haswell” platform.
Despite this information, I maintain my position presented on the podcast. Apple still keeps the "old" MacBooks Pro for sale precisely because it failed to bring the Retina models back to the same price level as before. Unless she repeats the same strategy with the Airs, I can't believe the arrival of new Retina models starting at $ 1,000 l as it currently does.