Apple will release a 12-inch Retina MacBook, iPad and Extra -“budget” iMac in 2014

Apple will release a 12-inch model of the MacBook with the ultra-slim and ultra-sharp display Retina, which will set a new trend in consumer electronics, said KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It is expected that the laptop will be in the second or third quarter of 2014.

According to the expert, Apple is preparing several groundbreaking products. Among the new products the company is expected the 12-inch MacBook with a new design that takes an intermediate place between the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models, and thanks to its ultra-thin design will help maintain interest in this class of products. Contrary to rumors, the author claims to forecast, Apple will not translate laptops to use the processors of its own design. In 2014, the MacBook Air will continue to use processors Intel.

Kuo predicts release of “fiscal» iMac and the sixth generation of the iPad with a display resolution, 30-40% superior Retina in modern models. According to experts, there are two factors that can affect the way the plates will equip the new screen high resolution or not – is the degree of complexity of production and, consequently, the cost. If both of them will be in the range of technological and business rules, users can expect to have a clearer picture in the iPad. Recall that the current iPad has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The appearance of the 12-inch “apple” tablets source in 2014 is not expected.

KGI Securities analyst has listed some of the characteristics of new products Apple:

12-inch MacBook with Retina display and new design:

  • More compact MacBook in a new design.
  • Release in the second or third quarter of 2014.
  • 12-inch screen: a portable, like a MacBook Air 11 “, but more productive than the MacBook Air 13”.
  • The high resolution display (Retina).
  • Revolutionize the industry of portable computers, as the first MacBook Air.
  • Slimmer and lighter than the MacBook Air, thanks to the new design.
  • Processor Intel, and not Apple A8.
  • Most likely, more accessible than current laptops Apple.

“Budget» iMac:

  • More affordable iMac.
  • The current one-piece Apple have insufficient shipment.
  • “Budget» iMac will grab market share from Windows-based PCs.
  • The model will increase sales monoblock Apple by 10-20%.
  • Release in the second or third quarter.

6 iPad with ultra-sharp display:

  • The 9.7-inch display as the iPad 4 and 5 of the coming iPad.
  • Resolution is 30-40% higher than the current model.
  • third-generation iPad mini will display with a resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixels, as well as iPad mini 2.
  • Weather Kuo corresponds to what eve experts said DisplaySearch.

According to analysts, the ultra-thin laptops Apple release in 2014 will be equipped with a Retina display with a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels.

Earlier this week it was reported that next year will host the debut of the first “planshetofona” Apple. It is believed that the large display technology will soon reach an acceptable level for the company, so the debut of the “big iPhone» can be expected at this time. Apple «will provide a great phone” in order to compete more successfully with devices that are running Android, analysts say.

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