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Apple's next big event starts on June 4 — here are 5 announcements we're expecting

  • At WWDC, we usually hear what Apple has planned for its big yearly software updates for iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.
  • For the most part, we're expecting this year to be about refining current features as opposed to adding new ones, but it wouldn't be an Apple event without a few surprises.
  • Back in April 2017, Apple executives mentioned to tech sites, including TechCrunch, that it was working on a new updated version of its modular Mac Pro desktop computer, which was originally released in 2013.
  • This year, Apple is rumored to update its iPad Pro lineup with an iPhone X-style design with narrower bezels, and even the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera that's used for FaceID and Animoji, according to a report from analyst Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt Securities obtained by Macworld.

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Apple's new, entry-level MacBook might have a Retina display for the first time

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  • The MacBook Air, which uses a low-resolution display, is one of the company's most popular computers, which is why it looks like the device Apple is willing to refresh.
  • DigiTimes' report mentions that the new machine's panel, manufactured by LG, should come in at 13.3 inches, which is in line with the current MacBook Air's — except for its resolution, billed at 2,560x1,600, which would effectively bring it up to Retina levels.
  • The upcoming MacBook Air, which might be unveiled at Apple's WWDC conference early in June, should hit the market later in Q3 this year, at a starting price that hovers around $900 (£650).

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Apple is reportedly preparing to release a cheaper MacBook

  • Getty Apple is reportedly preparing to release a new, cheaper MacBook Air in the second quarter of 2018, according to a report in 9to5Mac which quotes a note published by reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple's cheapest MacBooks, the MacBook Air line, currently starts at $999 (£722).
  • But Kuo reportedly said that he expects Apple to reduce the starting price of the MacBook Air line with the new model.
  • It isn't clear whether the rumoured new MacBook Air will feature a major redesign, or will look similar to existing models but with upgraded internal hardware.
  • Apple isn't just focusing on making its Macs less expensive, though.
  • The company released a more expensive version of its iMac desktop computer in December.
  • The new $5,000 (£3,614) iMac Pro is over twice as expensive as the previous most expensive iMac, which sold for $2,299 (£1,661).

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Apple is reportedly planning to release a cheaper MacBook Air later this year

  • Apple hasn’t done much with its ultra-thin MacBook Air in recent years, opting to slim down some of its other offerings instead.
  • But the computer is reasonably popular, and according to Apple analyst KGI Securities (via 9to5Mac), the company is reportedly planning to release a cheaper model at some point in the second quarter of 2018.
  • According to 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects that Apple will release a 13-inch MacBook Air “with a lower price tag,” later this year, and that the lower price could help boost Apple’s laptop sales.
  • While the line celebrates its tenth year in 2018, the line has largely only received incremental updates, the last of which came last summer, when Apple updated it with a faster 1.8GHz Intel processor.
  • Apple currently sells the MacBook Air for $999.

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