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Apple to release cheaper MacBook?

After launching the New iPad in March, Apple is reportedly planning to launch a cheaper MacBook Air by the end of 2012 to compete with the new ultrabook trend. The laptop will be priced at...

gadgets Updated: May 08, 2012 16:25 IST

US-based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to launch a 799-dollar MacBook Air by the end of 2012.

According to a DigiTimes report, sources have revealed that Apple would release a cheaper MacBook Air to compete with the new ultrabook trend that gained momentum during the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Apple currently offers an 11-inch MacBook for 999 dollars, and a 13-inch model for 1,299 dollars.

According to CBS News, reports of iPad minis and iPhone nanos have been making rounds.

Rumors of a cheaper, iPad mini with 7.85-inch display have been circulating for some time.

DigiTimes had reported that ‘makers’ in Apple''s supply chain has started ‘delivering samples of a 7.85-inch iPads for verification.’

Also, a recent report by the China Times claimed that Apple is planning to release low-cost iPhone nano this year.

According to the report, the move aims to make gains on the low-end smartphone market.