Mac Mini 'Pro' reportedly launching with new MacBook Air 2018

MacBook Air update 2018

MacBook Air update 2018

The company has already introduced a new MacBook Pro upgrade just more than a month ago, and it's now looking to introduce upgrades for the MacBook Air and the Mac Mini, according to Bloomberg. The superior 12-inch MacBook starts at $1,299 (£1,249, AU$1,899).

That includes a brand new MacBook Air, the company's laptop lineup that hasn't seen a proper refresh in quite some time. The MacBook Air 2017 now costs $999 (£949, AU$1,499) but the design is rather dates.

The new laptop is said to resemble the MacBook Air's design and have a higher resolution Retina display with slimmer bezels.

As we said before, Gurman's reporting is notoriously accurate, but in this case, it's also backing up previous reports that have suggested the same thing. For at least five years after it launched, the 13-inch MacBook Air was the benchmark for thin-and-light laptops for most people. Apple has sought to address this by releasing a high-end iMac Pro and a new MacBook Pro with an updated keyboard and faster processor options.

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But Quanta's shipments are expected to also rise above 10 million units in the fourth quarter thanks to orders for Apple's new cheap notebooks. Quanta and Hon Hai Precision will be responsible for manufacturing the upcoming MacBook Air model, but it has not been detailed which partner has been sourced to develop the enclosure of the Mac mini. And Apple lags other companies in the education market.

The good news in the report doesn't stop with the updated MacBook Air, either.

Indeed, there had been fears that Apple was simply planning to let the Mac mini languish until it made most sense to axe the form-factor completely. That means developers, those wanting a home media server, or those running a server farm. The new model - which, as before, is expected to come without a display or peripherals in the box - will be focused on "pro users" insiders say.

A small-but-expensive Mac desktop isn't going to be a big seller in the way that a new MacBook Air would be, but that nearly makes this news even better. Expectations are for new storage and processor options, a first for the Mac Mini since October 2014.

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