Rumors are due to the fact that the subcontractor General Interface Solution (GIS), which today delivers displays to Macbook, claims to have received more screen orders for 2018. This writes Digitimes. The report states that Apple plans to release a new 13 inch Macbook entry model during the second half of 2018. If the rumors are correct, it may mean launching on either the WWDC of the summer or during a fall event.
The new model can be If so, become a substitute for the aging Macbook Air, while offering a cheaper but still modern alternative to the thin Macbook.
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Today, the cheapest model of Macbook costs just one usb port of $ 15,495 in the Apple Store. Cheapest Macbook Pro without Touch Bar also costs $ 15,495, while Macbook Air can often get under $ 10,000.
MacBook Air makes Apple's cheapest laptop, but it's also the oldest Portable Apple sells with a nearly eight year old design. Macbook Air lacks both a high definition retina screen and USB c ports, and the model has not been updated since 2015, except for a minor processor update last year.
If these data are correct, we may see a potential Macbook Air deputies during the year. However, the data is really sparse and how many usb c ports this new model can get, if it does not get Thunderbolt 3 or Touch Bar. No matter what the price of this cheaper model would be.