Email notification hints towards possible MacBook Air replacement notebook due to be released on October 30th
Wednesday October 24, 2018. 12:00 PM , from Power Page
The rumor machine rolls on, and today it’s dropped word of a a potential new MacBook that might be slated for release at Apple’s media event in Brooklyn on October 30th.
A leaked email received from Apple suggests that the new model will arrive on October 30th. The email’s recipient, a K-12 education customer who had recently placed an order for a MacBook Air, iPad and Apple Pencil, cited that the message stated that the MacBook Air is delayed, and will now ship on October 30.
With Apple’s event on the same day expected to include the announcement of an all-new 13-inch MacBook, that seems unlikely to be coincidence. At minimum, it’s thought that this might be a minor spec-bump to the existing Air, the smart money betting on the new machine being a new MacBook Air replacement.
It’s thought that the new machine would bridge the gap between the $999 MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook ranges. This unit could carry the MacBook branding and serve as the next step up beyond the MacBook Air but land before MacBook Pro territory.
The email does state that shipping times are subject to change, so it’s not certain that the new model will be available on October 30th.
As always, stay tuned for additional details as they become available and we’ll have full coverage of Apple’s media event on the 30th.
Via 9to5Mac and Macworld
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