KUO: Low cost MacBook to get Touch ID, replace 12-inch MacBook

Ming-Chi Kuo:

The new low-price MacBook may replace the position of the current 12″ MacBook. We expect this new model to support the Touch ID but it will not have the Touch Bar. Everwin Precision is the main beneficiary because it is the first time this company will enter the Mac casing supply chain and its shipments account for 20% of the new MacBook model’s D parts.

Any 12-inch MacBook replacement is likely to have Apple’s much maligned ‘butterfly switch’ keyboard, which doesn’t excite me. I’m only interested in a true MacBook Air replacement featuring the old tapered design, an upgraded Retina display and a scissor-switch (or much improved butterfly-switch) keyboard.

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