Hints at Changes to Next MacBook Air Models

harris

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One of the first rumors of the seasons seems to be about internal changes to the macbook air. A report from a no so reliable Taipei-based Digitimes states that the industrial design will not see major changes in 2013. The report makes no mention of displays however, the area of focus lately has been the display as seen by the edge-to-edge glass retina displays on the new high end Macbook Pros.
As for the Macbook Air, there has been little chatter about the retina retina to the display. The only thing that is for certain is a new chip platform which the Digitimes indeed mentions. Intel is expected to release its 4th generation core “Haswell” processor. These Haswell processors should be seen in the new Macbooks by the mid of the year. Haswell tends to be more power efficient so Apple will more than likely try to squeeze the new chip in a thinner design with longer lasting batteries. There is also rumor that Haswell will include a graphics processing unit (GPU) which will increase graphics performance in comparison to previous generation core processors.
Source: http://www.apple-iphone-help.com/2012/12/29/hints-at-changes-to-the-macbook-air/
I think this could get interesting. With a new more energy efficient chip and improved GPU, I'd hope to see the new MBA get the edge-to-edge glass retina display especially if, somehow, they make them even smaller. While I know this is all just speculation, this does seem to go with Apple's update trend.
 

John Tierney

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i would love an edge to edge display on my 11" MBA.
don't care if its retina or not, but a larger screen in the same footprint
would make the 11 perfect.
 

liberated

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i would love an edge to edge display on my 11" MBA.
don't care if it retina or not, but a larger screen in the same footprint
would make the 11 perfect.
+1


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thevlad

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They're making the 11" a 13" edge to edge. I heard from Apple


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thevlad

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Do you have friends in Cupertino?
Yes, I have lots of friends on Cupertino. And the 13" air will now be a 15" with the se dimensions as the current 13"


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How about simple changes like Caps Lock green light (indicating Caps Lock on) being placed on the right handside of the key, it would be easier to see​