Those waiting for the Apple MacBook Air might not have anything to look forward to anymore as it does not look like Apple will have anything to offer this year. Kuo said that he expects the new version will lead to higher MacBook shipments this year by 10-15 percent this year. The same rise was observed when Apple released the affordable 9.7-inch iPad past year, boosting iPad sales overall.
Of course, this is just one of the many rumors about the fate of the Apple MacBook Air. The Macbook Air now sells for $999.
As for the new iPhones coming this year, Kuo primarily focuses on the entry-level 6.1-inch model, saying it will make for a strong year for suppliers such as Unimicron, as well as Apple partners Wistron and Pegatron.
The assumption is that a cheaper 13-inch MacBook Air could refresh the brand; which has been almost forgotten as Apple focuses on smaller a smaller MacBook and MacBook Pro.
Are you looking for a new MacBook Air, but keep leaving the Apple Store disappointed by how stagnant everything has become?
A pair of new investor notes on Apple have been shared by famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. According to a TrendForce report, the company shipped 4.43 million MacBooks in the third quarter of 2017.
According to TrendForce, Apple has overtaken Asus in global laptop shipments, moving up from fifth to the fourth position.
The report also says that Apple will likely refresh its AirPods, and that the HomePod has been met with "mediocre" demand. The analyst hopes that the company will release the smart speaker based on "shipping time".