Apple Expected To Unveil 12-Inch MacBook and Higher Res iPad Both With Retina Display
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has an impressive track record with his reports, Apple is going to be unveiling a couple of interesting products in mid-2014 - one MacBook and one iPad.
On the MacBook front, a new 12" model will enter the lineup (it's not clear if this will replace the 11" MacBook Air or not) which will feature a clamshell form-factor that is said to be thinner than the current MacBook Air. In addition, thanks to improved yield rates on the retina displays, this MacBook Air may debut for a lower-than-expected price.
Kuo notes that this 12' model will be portable like the 11" Air but offer the productivity of the 13". While it's been heavily rumored for some time that Apple is working to put one of its A chips into one of its MacBooks, this upcoming model will definitely be featuring Intel inside.
In addition to this new MacBook, Apple will also unveil its sixth-generation iPad, which Kuo says will have 40% more pixels than the current-gen iPad. Given the fact that the latest iPad features a resolution of 2048×1536, a boost of 40% - again, on a 10-inch display - is pretty wild.