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Rumors Of Cheaper MacBook Air Circulate, Not Everyone Is Happy At The Thought

MacBook Air.Ian Dick/Flickr

One of the best things about the tech industry is that publications and people can have differing opinions on certain products, especially those that involve Apple. In the case of the recent rumors about a potential launch of a cheaper MacBook Air, for example, some are excited about the prospect. On the other hand, some believe the Air should just die.

Expressing their support for a cheaper version of Apple’s slim laptop is CNBC, with author Todd Haselton saying that he would buy one without hesitation. Haselton is of the opinion that it makes sense for the Cupertino firm to offer a more affordable MacBook Air, which is rumored to be launched in the second quarter of the year.

The current version of the laptop costs $999 with the base model, which is a price that most people would not be able to pay for. Many of those who can afford it are also of the opinion that the product is not worth the cost due to the fact that the laptop doesn’t really offer much difference in terms of features and specifications compared to its predecessors.

The fact is that while many people are interested in getting a MacBook Air, the exorbitant price point is a major source of consternation that they just can’t get around. If that particular concern is removed via lowering the price, the company could see a rise in sales.

Not everyone is convinced that this is actually a good thing, however, with Gizmodo noting that Apple has practically signed the laptop’s death sentence when it seemingly gave up on it. The publication highlights the lack of any kind of innovation with the product, putting special emphasis on its poor specs that don’t justify its expensive price.

At this point, the MacBook Air might as well be a symbol of Apple’s seemingly bygone era of trendsetting. This is why some believe that it needs to be allowed to die.

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