Apple analyst KGI Securities indicates that Apple is planning to launch a more affordable variant of the Apple MacBook Air in the second quarter of this year. The us-based tech giant is planning to increase the sales volume of its computing device.
According to KGI Securities, this kind of offer could help Apple to push MacBook shipments up by 10-15 percent this year. Currently, Apple sells the 13-inch MacBook Air starting at $999, and according to KGI, it will get even cheaper this year. The latest mode in this series comes with a faster 1.8GHz Intel i5 processor.
The base model of the MacBook Air comes with 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, and Intel HD Graphics 6000. The MacBook Air does not feature a Retina Display.
According to the recent report about the cheaper MacBook Air comes, Apple will discontinue MacBook Air series in 2018 and will focus on the 12-inch MacBook series.
A report also claims that Apple has overtaken Asus in global laptop shipments, moving up from fifth to the fourth position. In the third quarter of 2017, the company shipped 4.43 million units of its laptops.
According to KGI Securities report, the US-based tech company is also likely to refresh its wireless earphones AirPods.