Apple MacBook Air Retina display upgrades rumored for Q3 release, though date is not clear as yet
Do you think Apple will add Retina display to its MacBook Air line? It is way the latest rumors are doing rounds. After integrating the famous Retina display to its iPad tablet as well as MacBook Pro laptops, the Cupertino tech firm is now heading to take it to its MacBook Airs. Well, both the 11 and 13-inch variants of the MBAs are likely to get the Retina display upgrades as part of making them great machines for personal use.
Taiwanese news agencies in association with Appleâ€™s supply chains have made the guesswork. Macotakara and Apple Insider later reposted the rumor, which hasnâ€™t received any confirmation or hint from Apple. One of the rumors suggests that the firm plans to roll out a refined MacBook Air with Regina display in the third quarter 2013. It is added that parts are expected to begin shipping by the second quarter of the year.
Apple introduced the high-resolution Retina display on its MacBook Pro professional laptops last year. The redesigned MacBook Pros are greatly thinner and portable, and they provide high clarity visual experience. Even if, the company continued to provide its legacy MacBook Pro devices with low resolution screens and integrated hard disc drives. Maybe, along with the Retina MacBook Airs, Apple may also upgrade the current non-Retina MacBook Airs for smaller prices.
â€œTuesday’s report is the first such claim that Apple may be planning to launch new MacBook Airs with Retina displays this year,â€ writes Apple Insider referring to the fresh round of rumors. Indeed, analysts are a bit concerned about the possible high prices of the MacBook Airs with Retina display. Prices of the Retina powered MacBook Pros are towering and so the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt only. Many of the regular users of the devices wonâ€™t afford the big prices of Retina display MBAs.
Apple MacBook Air Upgrades 2013
Nothing more is known about the key specs and features of the MacBook Airs 2013. Apple should do some tough homework before releasing those devices, because the market is quite competitive for MacBook Airs now. Lots of small priced high quality notebooks as well as tablet PC are doing well in stores. Hence, different from the past years, a big price MacBook Air may not be a great success, in spite of the fact that there is a huge repute and fanbase for the gadgets in markets.
Apple upgraded both the 11-inch and 13-inch variants of its MacBook Airs in 2012 respectively with a 1.7GHz (i5-3317U) dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU and 1.8GHz (i5-3427U) dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU. Along with it, they got 4GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4000 card. Now the new upgrades may also bring some performance enhancements along with the rumored Retina display introduction. As well, it will get some design refining.
Apple new iPad with GF2 Display
Another rumor that is gaining momentum is that Appleâ€™s next iPad 5 tablet would use the “GF2” display technology that has been introduced in its smaller 7.9-inch iPad mini. Instead of its thicker glass-on-glass design, the GF2 display technology will make things further smoother for users. However, the next generation iPad is likely to feature the same design and look of its current iPad, but far thinner and light-weight, indeed.
Apple is also expected to bring into life the much-rumored next iPad Mini variant mid this year. Along with the new MacBook Airs, a new iPad as well as iPad mini can be well-expected. But everything is up to Apple that keeps matchless privacy about its new products. So chance is completely zero for the tech market to know about its plans about the new gadgets.