Apple to Release New Entry-Level 13-inch MacBook Air Later This Year?

Apple to Release New Entry-Level 13-inch MacBook Air Later This Year?

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Apple is planning to release a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook in the second half of 2018, according to a DigiTimes report.

General Interface Solution (GIS) is expected to land more LCM (LCD module) orders from Apple for the new notebook. The company became a supplier for Apple in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Company chairman Chou Hsien-ying has disclosed that it began shipping LCM for notebooks in fourth-quarter 2017 and the segment accounts for a small portion of GIS' total revenues. With new orders for MacBooks and other models, GIS is expected to ramp up its LCM shipments to 600,000 units a month by the end of 2018 compared to 300,000 units currently, said the sources.

Despite the extra orders for MacBook, GIS is expected to see revenue that is flat or slightly up as shipments of 3D touch panels for the iPhone X are likely to drop due to slower than expected sales.

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Apple to Release New Entry-Level 13-inch MacBook Air Later This Year?
Justabrake - January 23, 2018 at 5:46pm
How much entry level can you get for the Mac air 13” then the non retina one ? This ones pretty sad
Jack Tyson - January 24, 2018 at 1:58am
You can get a thin rock solid MacBook with a MagSafe, all the ports you need, 2 USB 3 ports, and the user upgradibility you still have. Oh not to mention the newer the electronics, the more support it can have for future operating systems.
W Σ M - January 24, 2018 at 3:36am
What do you mean a non retina one? MacBook Air never had a Retina display. I assume you're talking out the MacBook of today, the uber thin Mac notebook and comparing the MacBook Air to this.
Justabrake - January 24, 2018 at 3:13pm
just saying a non retina air is about the lowest you could get $$$
W Σ M - January 24, 2018 at 4:40pm
Even if the display is non retina, it's the last Mac notebook if not the only one left to be user upgradable just by ssd.
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