MacBook Air 2018 Will Come With LG-Made Retina Displays

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But a recent batch of rumors indicated that Apple is looking to introduce an even cheaper MacBook Air this year. The new design seeks to keep crumbs and dust out of Apple's laptop scissor switches. Today the rumor continues from a second source stating that the "price tag is expected to be about the same level as that of the existing MacBook Air or slightly higher", which is contrary to KGI's prediction of it launching at a lower price.

First we had a rumour about an affordable MacBook and now more leaks have revealed two versions of this affordable machine plus a new Retina Display toting MacBook Air. Instead, MacBook Pro feature Air owners wanted for years is finally making its way to the notebook.

Apple Updates MFi Logos
What do you think of the new logos? This indeed looks adorable and new. "Promote your electronic accessory with MFi logos". Are you more likely to buy an Apple accessory if it is MFi certified? The retired logo can be seen below for comparison.

The Digitimes report also points to Apple refreshing its iPad line in the second quarter and releasing a new iPad Pro during the latter part of 2018.

This entry-level MacBook can only be an Air model because the same report says the device is getting a 13.3-inch a-Si panel made by LG Display. Reportedly, the upcoming "budget" MacBook will borrow the MacBook Pro's 13.3-inch display that comes with a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels - panels for which are expected to be sourced from Korea-based LG Display. The current MacBook Pro has the same 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution.

Bose Reveals AR Audio Platform
Developers interested in the Bose AR platform can sign-up for more information and the Bose AR SDK over on Bose's developer site . We have seen AR Glasses from the likes of Google in the past that have not succeeded as they raised security and privacy issues.

Quanta will produce 70% of the units of the new MacBook Air 2018, while Foxconn will produce 30% of them, and the new laptop should be announced at WWDC 2018 in June.

According to DigiTimes Research senior analyst Jim Hsiao, shipments of the new MacBook could reach four million units in 2018 and there are lots of attributes that might contribute to these high number of sales.

"Honor 7C with 5.99" HD+ Display & Snapdragon 450 SoC Goes Official
The Honor 7C sports rather thin bezels, similar to the Honor 7X , and all of its physical buttons are located on the right. It has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS + GLONASS connectivity options.

Meanwhile, the upstream supply chain has recently begun shipping components for iPad Pro upgrades and a new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad - a refreshed version of its 2017 counterpart.

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