Apple to Release $1200 Entry-Level MacBook in September [Report]

Apple to Release $1200 Entry-Level MacBook in September [Report]

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Apple will reportedly release a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook in September priced at around $1200, according to a DigiTimes report.

The new notebook is expected to use Intel's 14nm Kaby Lake processor. The site claims that Apple had planned to release the laptop in 4Q17 but issues with Intel's 10nm manufacturing process resulted in the decision to adopt processors based on an improved 14nm Kaby Lake architecture.

The inexpensive MacBook is estimated to have a shipment volume of around eight million units in 2018 and is expected to undermine demand for first-tier competitors' similar devices.

Additionally, Apple will likely announce the launch of its AirPower wireless charger at the September iPhone event. The charger is expected to have a price point of $161 - $193. It was first previewed nearly a year ago but we've heard little about it since then.

There's also new iPad Pros rumored for release this fall. A new 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro will replace the current 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch models.

The two new iPad Pros will come with a newly-designed 18W power adapter featuring USB Type-C interface for a faster charging experience. Apple so far has no further plan for the iPad mini series.

It's unclear if Apple will hold a second event this fall to unveil its new iPads or whether they will debut at the iPhone event in September. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Apple to Release $1200 Entry-Level MacBook in September [Report]

G - August 19, 2018 at 1:59pm
Nocci I wouldn’t worry. Apple likely isn’t going to phase out the air because of this MacBook. They will usually keep the latest version of a line of products, like they’ve done with the Mac Mini and iPad mini for several years now. Also keep your eyes on the refurbish page of their website
nocci - August 18, 2018 at 7:47pm
Thanks to me getting a job after three years in college (long story short couldn't because my grandma being alive at the time) and my mom deciding that I should start paying rent, I may not be able to buy a completely new and configured MacBook Air I have been dying to get if not take matters in my own hands saving up for one and it would've been in time way before September, but might as well be until maybe the beginning 2019 when I have enough and just waiting a little longer than September could've helped me out. I know the newer one has long waited upgrades but I'm happy with the current one because reasons. I'm not whining or complaining, it's just after this one will be replaced, how can I ever find the exact model I want especially in the desired condition?
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