Believe it or not, 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the MacBook Air and if reports are true, Apple has plans on saying goodbye to the 13-inch MacBook Air and introducing something new.
It seems as if Apple is slowly killing off the MacBook Air lineup. Back in 2016, the company quietly discontinued the 11-inch MacBook Air and now talk has it this year the 13-inch MacBook Air will no longer be sold at Apple.
According to DigiTimes, Apple will introduce a new entry-level MacBook during the second half of this year and discontinue the 13-inch MacBook Air. Last year, Apple updated the specs on its MacBook Air, but the laptop hasn’t received an update on its display in years. Even though the processor was updated, it was still running Intel’s 5th generation processor, which is three generations behind the processors found in its competition.
DigiTimes claims that General Interface Solution, which is a touch panel maker located in Taiwan, is expected to make LDC displays for Apple.
“Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) is expected to land more LCM (LCD module) orders from Apple, which reportedly plans to release an entry-leve; 13-inch MacBook in the second half of 2018, according to industry sources.”
Apple has yet to comment on these rumors, but it wouldn’t be too shocking if Apple decides to stop making the 13-inch MacBook Air.