1. Simeon Herbert's Avatar
    I am about ready to upgrade my 2010 Mac Air, so I can give it to my daughter, but before I do I am wondering what the next Air might have.

    I am not that bothered for Retina, especially if it makes it heavier but I really want to see Touch ID - I hate passwords and think this would be a great addition. I don't have an iPhone 5S so I have not used it other than the in store demo but seems good.

    What else do you want to see on this years Mac Air?
    01-30-2014 05:13 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Personally, I like it as-is. As long as it is fast, stable, light, portable and does what I need it to do, that is all that matters to me...
    01-30-2014 10:25 AM
  3. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I like it the way it is now as well. Though if it could be done without too much of a weight or battery life penalty, a retina display would be nice. And I'm really dreaming now...but I'd love to see it in black.
    01-30-2014 10:49 PM
  4. Algus's Avatar
    Requisite specs upgrade is fine. 12 hour battery and 1440x900 are already the killer specs for me. Better SSD as those get cheaper.

    Would prefer user upgrades on RAM and storage but that isn't essential.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 using Tapatalk
    02-01-2014 05:34 AM
  5. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Mine's fine just the it is.
    MBA mid 2012
    Good Luck
    Last edited by TurboTiger; 02-01-2014 at 07:41 PM.
    02-01-2014 02:29 PM
  6. Peter Cohen's Avatar
    More RAM and a beefier SSD to start with. Better graphics performance and higher clock speed. HDMI.
    02-10-2014 07:18 PM
  7. MacintoshDan's Avatar
    Give me a retina screen in the 11" range and better battery/performance and I'll be trading in my 2012. I'm so jealous of the battery life of the 2013s, but I'm holding off to see what 2014 brings.


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    02-10-2014 08:46 PM
  8. rockerchick's Avatar
    With a jailbroken iPhone 5s you can make TouchID unlock your Mac.
    03-26-2014 03:46 PM
  9. rockerchick's Avatar
    More RAM and SSD storage space for base model. I don't know that I care if it's retina. I think I'm with Peter on the HDMI. What notebook doesn't have HDMI at this point?
    03-26-2014 03:48 PM
  10. jenskristian's Avatar
    I'm looking to buy my first Mac this Summer/Fall to replace my desktop. I haven't yet decided on whether it will be a Macbook Air or Macbook Pro yet, but the battery life and the price has me leaning towards the Air. The 2013 model haven't been ruled completely out if I can get a good deal, but it all depends on what Apple announces this year. As for the 2014 Macbook Air I'd like to see 8GB RAM in the base model, HDMI and the same awesome battery life.
    04-01-2014 06:26 AM
  11. Simeon Herbert's Avatar
    I am still waiting for my new MAC do we think it will be here in October?
    09-16-2014 11:02 AM
  12. UJ95x's Avatar
    I am still waiting for my new MAC do we think it will be here in October?
    They were refreshed in July, and Broadwell isn't out until next year, so probably not.
    09-17-2014 07:20 PM
  13. Simeon Herbert's Avatar
    Sadly I think you are right, but I am might go for the Retina rather than the Air - not sure at the moment. I would like to see the touchID on the mac as I think it will link with ApplePay
    09-18-2014 08:11 AM
  14. wildmangk's Avatar
    If anyone needs it, I have a bestbuy $100 off coupon code on any macbook...


    Sent from my iPad Air
    09-18-2014 04:41 PM
  15. Agrinho's Avatar
    I love my MacBook Air as it is, but since I've got my iPhone, I do miss the Touch ID to log in.

    It'd be great to log in on your MacBook with Touch ID, and if possible use Touch ID to log in to all websites and such as well. Perhaps through the keychain - kind of attaching your fingerprint to your entire keychain, and any password in your keychain can be replaced with your fingerprint.

    I find myself not using the on/off button on the far right side of my keyboard that often, since you can just as easily turn off your computer entirely through the Apple Menu. Maybe they could add a Touch ID option there - or maybe just somewhere on the trackpad.
    11-30-2014 03:55 PM
  16. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I love my MacBook Air as it is, but since I've got my iPhone, I do miss the Touch ID to log in.

    It'd be great to log in on your MacBook with Touch ID, and if possible use Touch ID to log in to all websites and such as well. Perhaps through the keychain - kind of attaching your fingerprint to your entire keychain, and any password in your keychain can be replaced with your fingerprint.

    I find myself not using the on/off button on the far right side of my keyboard that often, since you can just as easily turn off your computer entirely through the Apple Menu. Maybe they could add a Touch ID option there - or maybe just somewhere on the trackpad.
    I haven't tried it myself, but there was an app recently released which allows you to use TouchId on your iPhone to unlock your Mac.
    FingerKey by Leandro Luizari
    https://appsto.re/us/c-kK3.i
    11-30-2014 08:35 PM
  17. jclisenby's Avatar
    I would like to see it with faster stock processors, more RAM, and larger SSD options.
    11-30-2014 08:44 PM

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