Updated July 30. The article was first published on July 28.
The latest documents submitted by Apple confirm that the new MacBook is already on the way, thanks to the certification of the new laptop battery. The question now is whether Geekerati should be ready to accept the settings on an existing laptop or admire the first Mac computer with an ARM processor.
Updated July 30. In addition to the pointers to the MacOS hardware on ARM, which offers battery certification, we have the first indications of the price of radical laptops. In detail comes from the marked release of Apple Komia_kj in response to questions about the first MacOS consumer’s price for ARM hardware:
“ARM MacBook about $ 799; MacBook Pro 13” about 1099 dollars. (I don’t know the exact price) “
It is worth noting that these prices are much lower than the current MacBook Air ($ 999) and MacBook Pro ($ 1299). If prices are accurate (and Taniyama-Shimura is used here), then we can see how much money the savings of switching to ARM brings.
The new information about the batteries is spread by Apple’s submission to the authorities in China (3C) and Denmark (UL Demko), which cover the new device with a 49.9-watt battery. The big impact is that the trademark owner is listed as Apple.
While it doesn’t say “it’s a new MacBook,” you can extrapolate from the data here and currently released Apple hardware, and get an answer. Miller’s chance goes to Colambo:
“The 4,380 mAh battery in this application is relatively small for a Mac, but it can be designed for a MacBook Air. For example, the 16-inch MacBook Pro has a battery of more than 8000 mAh. The 13-inch MacBook Air has a battery of approximately 5,100 mAh. The power listed here is also interesting. Submitted documents show that the Mac in question, like the 49.9-watt-hour battery, is exactly the same as the 13-inch MacBook Air and lower than the 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. “
The simplest answer (“another MacBook Air”) is also the brightest answer. Not because of the regular update of specifications to a respectable line of ultrabooks, because it happened four months ago. But if it’s a lightweight MacOS laptop, it appears when Apple’s Apple-powered portfolio has been significantly updated.
In this case, suspicions are diverted from Intel’s line towards Apple’s new adventure with MacOS on ARM. Developers now have access to the Mac mini in the style of Developer Transition Kits on loan from Apple, but the first consumer of MacOS on the ARM device is expected as a laptop, and here by the end of the year.
Could this be the first ARM laptop? It makes more sense than the March remake of the MacBook Air. A smaller battery capacity may indicate a machine smaller than the current Air. Tim Cook and his team may decide that he does not want to upset the current market balance in any serious way; which means that the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro brands will not be pulled out before the regional ARM revolution.
In that case, we could look at the return of a single roar. A new and revolutionary MacBook can be just… “MacBook”.
Now read about the balancing act that Apple needs to achieve by supporting older Mac customers…