Rumored cheaper MacBook Air allegedly delayed to second half of 2018

Should Apple Get Rid of Its 11 Inch MacBook Air for Good

The laptop exploded in popularity but is now just a shadow of its former glory due to its outdated features and specifications compared to the 13-inch MacBook.

The new Apple MacBook Air is not only a 13-inch standard model but it's also going to have one placed at a new lower price, if rumours are accurate.

DigiTimes further reckons the budget model will still come with a Retina screen - a beefy upgrade for the display - and that the price is likely to be dropped by $100 or even $200 compared to the current cheapest MacBook Air; that base model is priced at $999, or £949 / AU$1,499, and there would presumably be a similar price drop in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Best Buy is discounting other MacBooks as part of its student sale (you need a email), but many of those models appear to be sold out.

Apple is reportedly planning a cheaper MacBook Air and it may launch later this year.

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The 2018 MacBook Air won't be announced during WWDC 2018 in June. Now that the mass production of the new model has been delayed, it seems more likely that it might be released in October, as pointed out by MacRumors.

As for what's causing the delay, apparently it's simply a shortage of key components such as processors that's holding things up.

It's unclear if the new Air will feature only USB-C, or a mix of USB-A and USB-C ports.

Suppliers that have started production for some MacBook Air components are now expected to suffer from high inventories and low capacity utilisation until Apple starts to take shipments for the new device.

In addition, some industry observers claimed that Apple deferred the volume production of the MacBook Air, including its iPhones and HomePod, in accordance with marketing strategies that are dealing with different market conditions. The MacBook faces competition from Google's Chromebook and gaining marketshare is critical to Apple. The $999 base price of the current MacBook Air is good for a 1.8GHz dual-core i5 processor, storage of 128 GB, and the aforementioned RAM of 8 GB. Meanwhile, Kuo didn't mention any details about the new MacBook except for the lower price tag.

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