2014 MacBook Air and Pro sole redesign feedback

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With the 2013 MacBook Air well into its lifecycle and the MacBook Pro refresh still new, it doesn’t mean people will not look ahead to see what Apple has planned for next year. However, there are still fans out there that believe Apple will not renew both and release just one model instead, which could be an amalgamation of the two.

This rumor has been doing the rounds for a couple of years now and as such we have dismissed it, but now that the rumors of a cheaper iPhone came to fruition this year, it makes us wonder if Apple would rethink its 2014 MacBook Air and Pro upgrades?

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When the MacBook Air was first released its gap to the MacBook Pro was significant, but as time has gone on that gap has reduced. The Air is still thin, but the Pro has also got a lot thinner.

2014 MacBook Air and Pro sole redesign feedback

We wonder if there is still a need for the MacBook Air, seeing as though the Pro is much thinner, and no doubt will get even thinner. However, it might be much harder for the Air to get even thinner, as it will look more like the rumored 12-inch iPad.

However, even though there is a lot of demand for just one MacBook, albeit different screen sizes, you have to remember that what appeals to many people is having something much lighter than the other. There is also the fact that the smaller MacBook Air is positioned nicely as an entry-level Mac, something the Pro is not.

Some of our readers in the past have said, “Apple meeds to clean and simplify its product offerings next year.” Another reader said that they assumed “Apple was getting rid of the 11-inch and 13-inch Air and replacing it with a 12-inch model.” There has also been some feedback as to a larger MacBook Pro, as it is clear some people want to see return of the 17-inch model.

Even though rumors of a unified MacBook have intensified, do you think it is ever likely to happen?

2014 MacBook Air and Pro redesign

  • Streetbobade

    I’d like to see an 11 to 13 inch MacBook with a touch screen running osx so I can continue with projects whilst in bed. The fold out design of laptop computers, in my opinion is close to obsolete.

  • RDD

    Many photographers prefer the MacBook Pro 17″ and like me are waiting for a return to the 17″ model.. Money has been out and waiting all we need is Apple to make the right decision before we go elsewhere.

  • Alex Lee

    The 17 inch macbook pro was a great computer for professional computing, so we need that back, except as an update expand the screen to perhaps 17.9″, better speakers to outperform retina 15 inch, and latest display technology with latest GPUs and CPUs.

  • Alex Lee

    The 17 inch macbook pro was a great computer for professional computing, so we need that back, except as an update expand the screen to perhaps 17.9″, better speakers to outperform retina 15 inch, and latest display technology with latest GPUs and CPUs.

    I think by now, retina display costs are starting to go down and soon enough Apple should be able to do so.