Apple May Release a New Cheaper 13-inch MacBook and Refreshed iPads This Year

Apple is once again going through the rumor mill with a fresh report out of Digitimes. In the report, it’s said the company may introduce a new 13-inch MacBook that’s cheaper than the current 12-inch MacBook but would likely replace the current 13-inch MacBook Air. We may also see upgraded iPads later this year.

Starting with the former, the new MacBook is probably the same upgraded MacBook Air as mentioned last week in a separate report. This new machine is said to include upgraded internals along with a Retina display with a resolution of 2560×1600. This would be a major improvement over the current Air’s display that looks like it came straight out of 2008. It’ll be priced somewhere around the $999 price point the current Air sits at, although it may cost a bit more or less.

As for the new iPads, Apple is said to upgrade the current 9.7-inch model likely with a new processor and price it around $300 or so. The new entry-level iPad will reportedly launch in Q2 2018. New iPad Pros are also expected which will see more impressive upgrades including reduced bezel size, Face ID, and no home button. It’s unclear how much the new Pros will cost, but they’re expected to land in H2 2018.

It’s unclear when Apple might reveal these new products, but if last year is any indication, WWDC 2018 seems to be as good a place as any.

Apple, Laptops, News, Rumors, Tablets

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