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The 2018 MacBook Air comes with a 720p FaceTime HD camera, but some users say they found the camera's image quality to be much worse than expected. Some contacted Apple, but end up with no result. One user replied that the image of the newly purchased MacBook Air camera was too blurry, as the photos taken with this MacBook were worse than those of the iPhone 7's.



Another user explained that the problem was apparently caused by the sensor itself or by software, not a one-time problem because the first time he used the new MacBook Air's FaceTime camera as that he confirmed that the lens was clean, the blurred area of the image is uniform, and the light didn't play any big factor.

Note that the previous generation MacBook Air also equipped with a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and some users compared the new MacBook Air camera with the old models, despite that they are all 720p FaceTime HD cameras, but the imaging quality of the new model is even worse.

From the user's feedback, the 2018 MacBook Air camera seems to be a step backward compared to the previous generation MacBook Air. Apple has not yet commented on the topic.

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After a long wait, Apple finally updated the MacBook Air, what secrets are hidden in this laptop? iFixit has completed the detailed teardown of MacBook Air. The New MacBook Air has new mold models of A1932 and 3184. Many of the components in the new MacBook Air are modular in design and easy to replace.

The teardown of the MacBook Air is very simple. Unscrew the back screw and you can see the inside of the chassis. Secure the motherboards are only 6 screws and some connectors. Even though the MacBook Air's motherboard is tiny, there are many chips on it: Intel's i5 processor, Apple's security T2 chip, 128GB flash drive, and Thunderbolt 3 controller.

However, the keyboard is integrated into the case. If it is broken, it needs to be replaced as a whole, and the memory can't be upgraded by itself. The battery, on the other hand, did not use the adhesives, rather just some adhesive tabs, easy to replace! The speaker is not glued to the back case, so once the tabs pulled out, you can replace the speaker straightforward.

MacBook Air's Retina display is quite similar to MacBook Pro, but does not support wide color gamut, while the maximum brightness is only 300 nits, whereas Pro is 500 nits. In general, iFixt give the repair score of 3 out of 10, meaning to repair this machine is not really fun experience after all.

Apple's new MacBook Air comes in a Retina display, the eighth-generation Intel processor, the SSDs offers up to 1.5TB in capacity, 16GB of RAM, T2 Security, third-generation Butterfly keyboard, and so on. This MacBook Air also has the best in battery life in the Apple notebook family, it even beats the MacBook Pro and MacBook.


The all-new MacBook Air features a 50.3 watt-hour Lithium Polymer battery for up to 12 hours of wireless web browsing, up to 13 hours of iTunes video playback, and up to 30 days of standby time. In contrast, the MacBook Pro lasts up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing, up to 10 hours of iTunes video playback; MacBooks delivers up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing, up to 12 hours of iTunes video playback.

Speaking to the processors, the MacBook Air is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz. This processor is different from all of the eighth-generation chips currently announced by Intel. As of now, only one 1.3GHz dual-core processor is listed in the Intel ARK product database.

Based on that, AnandTech suggests (and Intel confirmed) that the new MacBook Air is powered by a chip that Intel has not announced, the 7W Y-series Amber Lake chip or aka Core i5-8210Y. The new MacBook Air now uses a low-power Y-series chip, which means that the performance of the laptop is quite powerful.

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Apple announced a new generation of its low-cost MacBook Air to its lineup, comes in a new design and so many more features, every part of the new MacBook Air has been redesigned and reengineered. The price, however, slightly expensive than the previous generations, starting at $1,099 for 8GB of RAM, a 1.6GHz Core i5 processor, and 128GB SSD storage.


The MacBook Air featured with new Retina display that provides up to 4X of increases in resolution. The new laptop also supports Touch ID fingerprinting and is equipped with a T2 chip, the same as this year's new MacBook Pro and last year's iMac Pro. The new MacBook Air features a third-generation butterfly keyboard and a Force Touch trackpad.

Furthermore, there’s also an HD FaceTime camera, two USB-C ports and a headphone jack The new speakers are stereo speakers that are 25 percent louder and have more base. There’s a three-mic array to invoke Hey Siri. The battery lasts up to 12 hours of web browsing and 13 hours of movie playback. It uses an 8th-gen Intel Core i5 processor with up to 16GB of RAM (upgradeable) and an 1.5TB of SSD storage.

Apple also talked about the MacPort Air's most proud thin and light design, the 2018 MacBook Air is still 100% aluminum design, simple, beautiful, with Space Gray, Gold, Silver three colors. Overall is more compact and portable, the volume is reduced by 17%, and the thickness is also reduced like 10% that is only 15.6mm and weighs 2.75 pounds.

Ming-Chi Kuo, probably the best Apple analyst in the planet, has just released new research note and claiming that Apple will announce several products and what will it be the new highlights of these devices, which including MacBook Air, IPad Pro, iPhone, and Apple Watch.


Firstly, Kuo expects this year's iPad Pro will adopt a USB-C interface instead of Lightning connector, and it will ship with 18W power adapter. However, the analyst doesn't expect 2018 iPhone to comes with USB-C port, but rather remain to use lightning port.

Furthermore, Kuo said the upcoming MacBook Air model to replace current one. Surprisingly, he believes the new lower-priced MacBook to support Touch ID fingerprint authentication, but, no Touch Bar feature. The MacBook Air also to have Retina display and new Intel processors.

The reliable analyst believes all Apple Watch Series 4 models will feature ceramic backs, it will pertain to the sensor cover, instead of the casing. Kuo also predicts Series 4 models will have electrocardiography (ECG/EKG) functionality for your heart health, obviously.

Last but not least, the 6.1-inch iPhone will not have lots of supplies, echos recent Bloomberg’s claims. And, Ming-Chi Kuo thinks AirPower wireless charging mat and AirPods is on the track to release by the end of the year.

Well, it appears that Apple will not just release new iPhones but also quietly update its MacBook Air models in this month, and it's already in mass production, according to the Chinese site MyDrivers. The site went on claims that Cupertino may launch the new notebook in the form of a press release.


The report states that Apple's new MacBook Air will continue to use a 13-inch screen, mainly in shape adjustment, such as a bezel-less display, and the resolution is also boosted to the retina level. We also expect it to adopt new Intel processors, more storage space, etc.

It's very obvious in which Apple to update MacBook Air: is for those groups of users whose income is not high, in other words, it's target at the low-end laptop users. Also, they need a new MacBook Air to drive the overall shipment, so it's necessary to launch the product.

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