5 Reasons to Wait for the 2018 MacBook Air & 3 Reasons Not To
The 2018 MacBook Air is “THE” device that many shoppers are waiting for. While Apple only delivered a minor upgrade in 2017, there is a good chance that the 2018 MacBook Air will offer a reason to upgrade. This is why you should wait for the 2018 MacBook Air, and why you should stop waiting and buy something else.
If you are looking for a MacBook Air, your options are to buy the 2017 MacBook Air that only offered a small upgrade, buy a MacBook Pro or wait for the 2018 MacBook Air.
The MacBook Air is the cheapest laptop that Apple sells and for many users it is more than enough. Here are the reasons to wait for the 2018 MacBook Air;
- Wait for a Cheaper 2018 MacBook Air
- Wait for Better Performance
- Wait for a New Design or Colors
- Wait for Upgraded Features
- Wait for a 2018 MacBook Air Release Date
Here are the reasons not to wait for the 2018 MacBook Air;
- Don’t Wait if You Need Loads of Power
- Don’t Wait if you Need a Computer Now
- Don’t Wait for an 11.6-inch MacBook Air
2018 MacBook Air Rumor Roundup
Apple did not confirm that they are working on a 2018 MacBook Air, but the next best thing is a new report from Ming-Chi Kuo. The report shared on 9to5Mac outlines Apple’s plans for a cheaper MacBook Air in Q2. A new report from Digitimes suggests Apple is not going to meet this deadline, and could push the release from the second quarter to the second half of the year.
Kou is one of the most reliable Apple sources, and DigiTimes has a spotty record, so there is still a chance we will see a 2018 MacBook Air announcement in June, alongside the new MacBook and MacBook Pro.
We now know that Apple will host WWDC 2018 starting on June 4th, which makes that a very likely time for the 2018 MacBook Air announcement. Last year Apple announced the new MacBooks and started selling them the next day.
There is a chance that this cheaper 13-inch MacBook device will not come with the MacBook Air name, but this is the device we are talking about no matter what Apple calls it.
This is a very good sign that Apple is not done with the MacBook Air, and that they plan to keep offering an affordable MacBook Air for a long time.
Wait for a Cheaper 2018 MacBook Air
The biggest news about the 2018 MacBook Air is that Apple is planning to cut the price further. You won't need to wait for a deal. When the new MacBook Air arrives it will already be cheaper than the $999 model at Apple.
We've heard rumors of Apple introducing a cheaper 13-inch MacBook for some time, but this is the first concrete rumor of an updated MacBook Air that is also cheaper.
Expect to see the 13-inch screen size and for Apple to cut the price slightly. We don't expect to see a $700 MacBook Air, but it would make sense to see the 2018 MacBook Air start at $799 or $899 which would help Apple compete better with Windows notebooks.