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take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 24, 2016 07:29AM
.....might be EOL......the Retina Macbook line will slowly replace it.....


Top Apple insider says new 13-inch Retina MacBook will kill the MacBook Air line

.....We recently heard that the MacBook Air line may have reached its end of line and a new report seems to reinforce that idea. A top Apple insider who’s usually accurate in his predictions regarding unreleased Apple hardware says that the Retina MacBook line will slowly replace the MacBook Air in the near future.

In a note sent to investors, seen by Apple Insider, reputed Ming Chi Kuo analyst said that Apple will launch a 13-inch version of the 12-inch MacBook in the third quarter of the year. Only an inch bigger than its sibling, the new form factor will join the 12-inch model that was just recently upgraded.

The analyst says the MacBook Air line is coming to an end, which explains why Apple is looking to sell 12- and 13-inch versions of the MacBook, rather than upgrade the Air line.

MacBook Air owners have been looking forward to high-resolution Retina displays for a while now, but that sort of upgrade might never happen, considering these rumored Apple plans.

The MacBook Air might remain in Apple’s inventory for a while, becoming the entry-level option for buyers on a budget.

Apple is also reportedly upgrading the MacBook Pro later this year, with Touch ID fingerprint support, OLED touch bar, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a MacBook-like slim profile. Kuo says the 2016 MacBook Pro refresh is launching in the fourth quarter of the year.....



the AIR...up here.....?!



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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 24, 2016 07:48AM
seems like a smart and logical move of their part.
as long as it fits the form factor, don't think anyone will notice.
But I guess that means no more slots for an 3" floppy or adb ……. eh?



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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 24, 2016 07:51AM
One port to rule them all...
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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: May 24, 2016 07:54AM
I would have thought keeping the name Macbook Air is much catchier for marketing than just plain Macbook. If they were going to do this, why not just rebrand the whole entry level Macbook air with the one port?



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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: tronnei
Date: May 24, 2016 08:16AM
MacBook
MacBook Pro
Macbook Air

Too many models of essentially the same device. Simplifying the line makes sense.

MicroCenter has great deals on MacBook Airs at the moment, which would seem to confirm the EOL rumor.
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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: Drew
Date: May 24, 2016 08:19AM
This rumor site is speculating that all 3 models will remain.
Air - lowest priced
MacBook - middle level, similar to current MacBook 12" retina
MacBook Pro - top of the line
[www.macrumors.com]
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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: billb
Date: May 24, 2016 08:22AM
The MacBook Air might remain in Apple’s inventory for a while, becoming the entry-level option for buyers on a budget.


becoming ?



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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 24, 2016 09:21AM
Will the CPU in a Macbook explode if you try transcoding video with HandBrake?
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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 24, 2016 09:54AM
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freeradical
Will the CPU in a Macbook explode if you try transcoding video with HandBrake?

dunno, but I've done it alot of HB'ing with my 2013 MBA i7. had to call the FD only a couple times.
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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 24, 2016 04:31PM
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Will the CPU in a Macbook explode if you try transcoding video with HandBrake?

Nobody knows this answer because that would be like entering a Focus ST into the Indy 500.
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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: BernDog
Date: May 24, 2016 10:05PM
I'm not going to bite until I can source a USB 3 to SCSI adapter. My 20 MB hard drive is still going strong. Not ready to give up on it just yet.
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Re: take a DeeeeeeeP.....BREATH?!....status of the MacBook AIR....
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 24, 2016 10:13PM
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BernDog
I'm not going to bite until I can source a USB 3 to SCSI adapter. My 20 MB hard drive is still going strong.

Is that SCSI I, II or III?



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