Apple To Release A Cheaper MacBook Air This Year

Avid users of Apple will soon be buying a new MacBook Air model that is cheaper compared to other Apple products sold before. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant’s new MacBook Air is expected to have an affordable price tag.

 

Is Apple ready to sell a cheaper MacBook Air model?

 

This information has surfaced this week after KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released research note, saying a cheaper version of Apple’s laptop will be likely.

 

According to Apple KGI Securities, the tech giant is planning to release a cheaper entry-level laptop by the second quarter this year. And analyst Ming-Chi Kuo hinted that the Cupertino-based company would release a 13-inch MacBook Air.

 

Ming-Chi Kuo said that the lowering of MacBook Air would eventually boost the company’s sales. At present, Apple is selling the MacBook Air with an entry price of $999.

 

But the device’s rumored price could actually stretch to $1, 500 depending on some modifications and options. Since the company had sold the laptop in 2015, the MacBook Air model’s processor did not receive any improvement, and it is ageing already.

 

But what we know so far is that Apple has yet to comment on the issue. It is not, however, clear if the rumored price is possible. Also, it is also unclear whether the MacBook Air model will be receiving a new hardware.

 

Added speculations will be the rumored MacBook Air model features a USB-C charging ports and a high definition Retina display. Regarding the possible announcement, Kuo said that the new MacBook Air would be introduced during Apple’s presentation at WWDC in June.

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Mart Sambalud

Mart is part tech-savvy and part news junkie. He is a journalist by profession. Why? Because he loves to curate and write news that matter to people. A traveller by heart, an art and photography lover, too.

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