Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will not unveil new MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina Display in the firm;s event thisThursday, according to John Paczkowski of Re/code. Paczkowski, however, did not rule out the possibility of Apple launching a new iMac with a high-resolution Retina display.
Probable reason for delay
There were similar rumors going around that there will be no MacBook Air for this holiday season, and Paczkowski’s claim echoes the same information. Moreover, the new ultraportable laptop with a retina display will not launch before 2015. Market watchers and tech savvy users have been expecting MacBook Air for quite some time, and many reports suggest that the new machine will have an all-new thinner chassis along with a single 12-inch screen.
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The Cupertino, California-based company is possibly delaying the launch due to an apparent short supply of Intel’s next generation 14-nanometer Broadwell chips. The new Intel chip will enable the notebook to have a fan-less design along with power-saving benefits. There are also rumors that the company will focus on making the laptop even thinner by introducing a “click-less” trackpad and also including fewer inputs and outputs. MacBook Air was updated with a faster processing speed along with a lower price in April. It is available in two screen sizes of 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch.
Other expected updates from Apple
Although there will be no MacBook Air released this Thursday, a Retina display iMac could be divulged together with the new iPad models. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has launched its next-generation Tablets in an October media event in the past. There have been reports that the upcoming tablet will come with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Other important updates expected from the house of Apple would be the OS X Yosemite, scheduled to be launched this fall. Apple Pay service for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is also expected to debut in the same event, which means that iOS8.1 could also be announced this Thursday.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has not yet produced an update for the Apple TV, and according to the latest news, this device will not be updated until 2015. One possible reason is that the company is facing problems in negotiating with media companies to enhance the content options on its $99 streaming device.
The iPhone maker has already sent an invitation with tagline, “It’s been way too long” to media for the Thursday event, which will start at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1p.m. Eastern. Apple fans can even watch a live stream of the event.