Apple to Launch New Entry-Level MacBook Soon

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The MacBook could feature a 13.3-inch a-Si panel with a resolution that is similar to that of the MacBook Pro; 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Apple is expected to unveil a cheaper new MacBook at a price that's comparable to the current (and ancient) MacBook Air. 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. These start at a much more entry-level price of £949 ($999) compared to the Pro's £1,249 ($1,299). That's a lot higher than the 1440 x 900 in today's Air and it's even sharper than the 12-inch MacBook's 2304 x 1440.

IF YOU'VE BEEN WAITING for a new entry-level MacBook then you could be in luck as Apple is reportedly poised to launch an entry-level laptop with a 13.3in Retina display.

Additionally, the source claims that the panels are going to be sourced from LG Display due to issues from Apple's Chinese supplier. It's possible that the two analysts are ultimately talking about the same product, or that Apple will be dropping entry-level prices for both the Air and Retina MacBook lines.

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LG Display will begin supplying the panel in April with the new MacBook scheduled to enter mass production at the end of May or the beginning of June. The rumor mill is expecting at least one new iPad Pro this year, with a new bezel design, removal of home button, and integration of Face ID unlock.

70% of the orders will be handled by Quanta and 30% by Foxconn and Apple is likely to ship between four and six million units in 2018.

It also says that parts are also being produced for a new iPad Pro hardware upgrade destined to be released in the second half of 2018.