But just as Tim Cook promised, a new one is coming.
The MacBook Air that is expected to be updated this year is going to feature a significant upgrade in the display category and not just this, but Apple has a special treat awaiting professionals because a Mini mini refresh is also expected to be announced later this year.More news: Ariana Grande plans to change her name
Apple's MacBook Air 2018, on the other hand, is targeting computer shoppers who are looking for an entry-level Mac deal. The improved resolution is particularly welcome - the 13-inch MacBook Air now sports an abysmal 1440 by 900 resolution and isn't exactly great in the color department either.
Apple's least expensive Mac, the Mac mini, will finally get an update later this year.
The report doesn't give too many extra details about the new MacBook Air other than the information about a Retina screen and thinner bezels. That was initially expected to be the 12-inch MacBook, but Apple's combination of high-end, fanless hardware and slimline design - not to mention switching to USB-C alone - priced that notebook out of the range for would-be Air upgraders. Apple's MacBook Air is the company's only product that doesn't include the high-resolution Retina display, so this will very much be a welcome addition. Early reports suggest it could start at $1,200.More news: Leadership spill declared in Australia
When Apple releases new Macs in the fall, it often does so in October, following the launch of new iPhones. For this year's model, Apple is focusing primarily on these pro users, and new storage and processor options are likely to make it more expensive than previous versions, the people said.
Like the existing Mac mini, the new model isn't expected to come with a keyboard, mouse, or a computer monitor.
Apple reportedly hasn't forgotten about the tech pros that want Macs. The computer has been favored because of its lower price, and it's popular with app developers, those running home media centers, and server farm managers.More news: Liberal leadership: MPs coy ahead of crucial party room meeting