13-inch MacBook, iPad Pro, and AirPower coming in September

Joanna Estrada
August 19, 2018

Apple is heavily rumoured to be releasing a new MacBook Air later this year around when the new iPhone is expected in September.

The MacBook will be supposedly be priced at $1,200 in the USA when it releases later this year industry sources have told DigiTimes. AirPower pricing will likely fall between US$160 and $195.

Taiwanese analytics firm TrendForce wrote in its latest market report that Apple is set to release new MacBooks this quarter as it comes out of a transition period.

Since Apple is expected to also introduce three new iPhone models this September, it's shaping up to be a busy month for the company.

Apple hasn't changed the design of its iPads much over the past few years, making it fairly easy to confuse the company's latest 9.7-inch model with 2014's iPad Air 2. Other analytics have claimed that new entry-level MacBooks will pop up in either September or October.

In fact, there isn't a whole lot that this rumor tells us.

"The 13-inch low-priced MacBook was originally set to be released in the fourth quarter of 2017, but has been delayed due to Intel's issues with its 10nm manufacturing process", reads the report.

That's not to say the 12-inch MacBook line isn't getting a 2018 refresh.

According to the report, the new MacBook will contain a 13-inch screen and was originally planned to launch late previous year but was delayed due to problems with Intel's 10-nanometer chip manufacturing problems.

The publication claims Apple will finally announce the launch date for its wireless charging solution, AirPower, at the iPhone media event. The 13-inch MacBook Air, meanwhile, starts at $999, and it's the most affordable MacBook right now. There are no plans to update the current iPad mini, the publication notes. So, like we said, it's doubtful Apple is going to shove another product into the mix and still keep the event to +/- two hours.

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