MacBook Air 2014 Retina Display; Price Reductions Makes Space for 12-inch Model at WWDC?

By David Jenkins, Crossmap On April 29, 2014

Apple

Updated MacBook Airs launched at Apple Inc. on Tuesday. The 11-inch and 13-inch models are now available 100MHz faster and $100 cheaper on each model. As Apple fans look towards WWDC, many wonder whether the price reduction and slight upgrade is making space for the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air 2014 with Retina Display. 

The 12-inch MacBook Air 2014 with Retina Display is among one of the highlights of WWDC 2014. Apple is expected to launch a line of updated and brand-new products during their June conference. And so far, the MacBook Air is the only Apple product that is not available with an HD or Retina Display option. Last year, the company ended production on the 13-inch and 15-inch non-Retina Display MacBook Pro in favor of only providing HD options. Therefore, the rumors of a Retina Display MacBook Air seem very plausible. 

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According to KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, says that fans can expect an HD MacBook Air 2014 to come with a 12-inch screen display. He explained that Apple will opt for a thinner, more sleek clamshell style with the all-new model.

"We expect the unprecedented 12" model will boast both the portability of the 11" model and productivity of the 13" model. The high-resolution display will also offer the outstanding visual experience of the Retina MacBook Pro," Kuo said, according to a report from the International Business Times.

"The offering will likely be lighter and slimmer than the existing MacBook Air to further highlight ease of portability in the cloud-computing era. We think the form factor will showcase a much-improved clamshell structure, and that it will redefine laptop computing once again following the milestone created by the MacBook Air."

Stay tuned for more WWDC 2014 Apple rumors. 

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