Apple to Launch New Entry-Level MacBook Soon

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It's also possible that Apple will introduce a new 13-inch Retina MacBook as rumored here, and will also substantially cut the price of the existing MacBook Air to keep it as a more tempting entry-level option. The MacBook Air 2018 has already been announced for launch in 2018 and Apple intends to bring it to market during this year's summer for those who are still interested in the series.

We'd guess that it'll likely be a good deal more affordable than the cheapest current means to get an Apple laptop with a Retina screen, which is the vanilla 12-inch MacBook that starts at $1,299 (£1,249 or AU$1,899). If the entry-level MacBook features a $999 price tag, it will certainly be an impressive machine for those looking to experience the macOS ecosystem at a price that is less steep than spending on something like the MacBook Pro.

Apple will pack its future MacBook Air 2018 with the new Retina Display.

This entry-level MacBook can only be an Air model because the same report says the device is getting a 13.3-inch a-Si panel made by LG Display.

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The MacBook Air 2018 is expected to include a 13.3-inch screen, identical to the one used in the MacBook Pro, with a resolution of 2,560×1,600 pixels. The MacBook, meanwhile, has a 12-inch display with 2304 x 1440 resolution.

The MacBook Air 2018 will have the new displays delivered by LG somewhere in April and the production of the new Apple's laptops should begin by the end of May or early June. Quanta Computer won 70% of the orders, and Foxconn the rest. Apple sold slightly more than 5 million Macs in the company's first quarter for 2018, which is down 5 percent compared to a year ago.

Meanwhile, the upstream supply chain has recently begun shipping components for iPad Pro upgrades and a new low-priced 9.7-inch iPad - a refreshed version of its 2017 counterpart.

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