Cheaper new MacBook with Retina Display set to be announced at WWDC 2018, rumours suggest

Apple is about to announce a new entry-level MacBook with Retina Display some point in Q2 2018, a report has claimed, making an announcement at WWDC 2018 look likely. 

The headline feature of the rumoured notebook, as reported by Apple Insider, is its LG-produced 13.3-inch display, which will feature a resolution of 2560 x 1600. This is the same as the current generation MacBook Pro.

Crucially however, the rumoured MacBook is set to have a price closer to that of the current generation of 13-inch MacBook Airs. These start at a much more entry-level price of £949 ($999) compared to the Pro’s £1,249 ($1,299).

However, the new notebook would have a much more higher resolution than the MacBook Air’s current 1440 x 900.

A WWDC reveal?

With a release in Q2 rumoured, it would make sense for the entry-level notebook to be announced at Apple’s WWDC 2018 in June.

It’s not yet clear from this report if the new MacBook will be specifically branded as a MacBook Air. The current generation of MacBook Airs were first released in 2017, however the resolution has remained the same since 2010.

However, if they are branded as MacBook Air, then these rumours would coincide with those of noted industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI who last week predicted that 2018 would see a new entry in the MacBook lineup complete with lower price and beefier specs.

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