New MacBook Air Retina
Apple just announced a new MacBook Air 2014 update with a $100 price drop, but that isn't the only new Macbook Air we expect this year. Rumors point to a new MacBook Air Retina release later in 2014 with a new screen and a new design.
A MacBook Air Retina would offer a high-resolution display, similar to the MacBook Pro Retina. A NPD DisplaySearch report from October 2013 suggested a 2304 x 1440 resolution on a 13-inch screen and this recent report of a 12-inch model includes the same resolution. A higher resolution packs more pixels into a small screen
According to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple is planning a 12-inch MacBook Air Retina release for late this year. The new device will come in a size similar to the 11-inch MacBook Air, but may be slimmer. We could also see this new MacBook Air come with a fanless design and a buttonless touchpad.
The MacBook Air 2014 update is already in stores, but this MacBook Air Retina release is expected later, in Q3 or as late as Q4.