Apple was all about premium last year, the benchmark iPhone X, iPhone 8, its Plus version and power-packed MacBook Air updates among lot of other premium accessories. But seems like Apple will get over the expensive phase and will be focusing on introducing rather “affordable” products in second quarter of 2018 – one of them is likely to be a cheaper version of 13-inch MacBook Air.
If we trust rumours, Apple seems to be planning launch of three new iPhones by the end of this year, just like it did in 2017. However, the latest reports show how Apple might also have plans to cut down the prices of its 13-inch MacBook Air laptop which has been one of the most popular choice among users such as students and other Mac OS fanatics. So after rumours about “plans” of lowering down the prices of iPhones, Apple might now be looking into developing a more affordable variant of the 13-inch MacBook Air in the second quarter of 2018. It means, Apple’s most affordable and powerful 13-inch laptop will be available for a cheaper price this year.
Currently, Apple is selling its MacBook Air for $999, which is approximately Rs 65,000 for 128GB of PCIe-based storage, a 1.8GHz dual-core i5 processor, and 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM; and it is Rs. 77,200 in India. Yet, it is one of the most affordable option in the MacBook line-up. In order to expand its customer base across the world and make the devices more accessible to students and people with lower budget, Apple is planning to launch cheaper version of MacBook. So the “toned-down” MacBook Air will be much cheaper than the current one, and should cost under Rs 50,000.
The company is expected to launch the new MacBook Air version fairly soon, which means, it might be launched even during Apple’s WWDC conference in June this year – we never know. The details and specs about the new affordable MacBook Air are still sparse and it will be a surprise. So this year, Apple fans can expect three new phones – a huge 6.5-inch OLED iPhone with dual-SIM support, while the other two iPhones will be slightly cheaper and a cheaper MacBook Air for 2018.