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In the past month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had reported that Apple is more likely to launch a MacBook Air sometime with “a lower price tag” and 6.1-inch size during the second quarter of the year, that means will be coming soon in the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. Kuo claimed in a second report backed up that the price will be starting at $799 or $899 a few days later.
As matter of fact, the news about Apple intruding new MacBook Air have never been cut down, and the supply chain is constantly on the news that Apple is scheduled to release its new entry-level 13-inch MacBook in 2018.
According to DigiTimes report, that Apple is planning to launch a new 13.3-inch “entry-level MacBook” late in the second quarter of the year, which suggests an introduction at WWDC in June. While DigiTimes calls the notebook a “MacBook,” it is unclear whether it would be part of the MacBook or MacBook Air line, but the entry-level nature of the machine and the MacBook’s positioning at a similar 12-inch size suggests this new machine might be part of a refreshed MacBook Air family.
The current MacBook Air is now the only notebook with no retina screen of Apple, so the new notebook will own a Retina display, and will be able to have the same 2560*1600 resolution with MacBook Pro, the new MacBook screen supplier will be LG Display, and it will start the inputs from at the end of May to the beginning of June to produce.
The 13.3-inch a-Si panels for the new notebook feature the same resolution as Apple’s 13.3-inch MacBook Pro at 2,560 by 1,600.
LG Display will begin supplying the panel in April with the new MacBook scheduled to enter mass production at the end of May o
DigiTimes says the pricing will be the same as or slightly higher than the current MacBook Air, which starts at $999.
With the sales trend of the MacBook series growing, by the end of 2018, Apple will reach the level of 600,000 monthly shipments.