We reported on rumors of Apple reportedly saying goodbye to the iPhone X this summer, and now with the MacBook Air’s 10th anniversary coming up, Apple may bid it goodbye. A move some feel the company should have been made a long time ago.
According to a report from Digitimes, Apple is looking to replace the popular MacBook Air with a new “entry-level 13-inch MacBook.” The report states that touch panel maker, General Interface Solution is expected to land a substantially huge deal from Apple for more LCD displays intended for the new MacBook. This rumored move would be the first time Apple has axed a laptop line since it stopped producing the iBook and Powerbook in 2006.
Apple has been giving signs it was moving away from the MacBook Air when it first got rid of the 11-inch MacBook Air back in 2016. The tech geniuses probably would have pulled the plug on the MacBook Air sooner but its cheaper price point kept fans interested in the model. Apple took notice and supplied some moderate updates to the 13-inch MacBook Air model but nothing super substantial.
Whether this move will keep those who loved the cheaper MacBook Air is up in the air. We will have to keep our fingers crossed to see if Apple intends to keep the $1,000 price for the base model.
But, we wouldn’t be shocked if Apple fanatics who can’t see themselves using any other brand of laptop fork over the money for the new model.