Apple may have some great news for those that want an upgraded MacBook Air. The company will hold a major keynote next week and some laptop announcements may be on its agenda.
The current MacBook Air hasn’t received any major improvements since it was unveiled by Steve Jobs a decade ago.
Wind of change
According to the hottest rumors some changes may be on their way. A full design change would be a nice breath of fresh air, particularly if Apple opts for an edge-to-edge display. Some analysts anticipate the use of a high-resolution Retina display.
Some anticipate the integration of Touch ID, which is already present on the MacBook Pro since 2016. This would boost the security level offered by the device, while Face ID could also be used as an alternative.
Conflicting sources are also debating the introduction of a new 12-inch model VS. a new 13-inch model and the debate is quite heated. Most sources seem to agree that the latter will be the winner.
On the hardware side we would see the use of Intel’s brand new Whiskey Lake processors, which would bring a significant power boost in comparison to last year’s models.
It is expected that Apple will release a cheaper 13-inch MacBook along the more competitive MacBook Pro but prices aren’t currently available. They should be on par with last year’s prices but only wild speculations are available for now.
Apple is also expected to announce the 2018 iPad iterations. The iPad Pro may receive a host of new features that could further diminish the differences between the iPad and the MacBook and crowning the Pro as the ultimate portable device.
New accessories could also be announced. An improved Apple Pencil would be great news for designers while a new Smart Keyboard should raise some waves.
It remains to be seen what Apple has in mind when the event takes place on Tuesday.
Adam Thrones is still early into his career as tech and digital marketing reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Adam earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Adam has a passion for emerging technology and writing on his blog. He is always eager about the new gadgets on the market and likes to cover updates on software.