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  • Ever since the technology came to the Pro, the MacBook Air Retina display release date is one of the most awaited dates for Apple fans.
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So it's reasonable to want a MacBook Air with Retina display. Why hasn't Apple done it? Battery life comes into play - the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro has a 71.8 watt-hour battery, almost one-third more capacity than the 13-inch MacBook Air. Yet the Retina MacBook Pro's battery life is estimated at only 9 hours, compared to 12 for the MacBook Air. The additional power needed to drive the higher resolution display is a big reason for that.

I don't have any particular insight if Apple is indeed working on a MacBook Air with Retina display, but it makes sense to me that that's the direction we're headed. Retina displays are now ubiquitous across the iOS line, and the "standard" MacBook Pro sans Retina display seems destined for the dustbin. That leaves the MacBook Air the odd man out.

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La multinazionale guidata da Tim Cook non è nuova a questa strategia, tanto è vero che il primo modello di iPad Mini, sprovvisto di Retina Display, monta proprio lo stesso pannello degli iPhone, tagliato però tenendo conto della diagonale di 7,9 pollici invece di quella di 4 pollici. Operando in questo modo, Apple andrebbe di fatto a contenere i costi, anche perché il passaggio dagli attuali 11 pollici del MacBook Air agli 11,88 pollici del nuovo MacBook Air Retina sarebbe tutt’altro che brusco, visto che basterebbe ridurre lo spazio destinato alla cornice.