Number one on my list, and I'm sure on the lists of many others is a Retina Display. Look, this thing doesn't have to have 4K resolution and actually it probably shouldn't, but a healthy booster shot to the Air's display would be a very welcomed addition.
How do you folks feel about graphics? Let's face it, as far as internal components go, the GPU is the final frontier on laptops and other mobile devices - at least until ARM becomes powerful enough to run desktop clients in a more robust manner. Things like cryptocurrency, gaming, photo editing and a more beautiful web are always looking for more power. If a device like the Air could somehow include a discrete card, one could feasibly utilize a single computer for work/play a lot more efficiently. Then again, Macs aren't known for their chilly undersides as it is.
Storage and RAM pricing. SSDs are getting cheaper by the day, and while a large portion of the industry is zooming towards the cloud, a lot of us still appreciate some on board treasure chests as well. I know USB thumbs are getting cheaper and that 64GB microSDs can be picked up for ~$25 during an Amazon sale, but I would argue that the magic of the Air, it's allure, is that it packs a near desktop level of performance (think iMac, not Mac Pro, also think casual-to-low pro - not design maven) into a computer the size of an envelope. I don't think Apple will increase the baseline RAM from 4GB to 8GB, because 4GB are plenty for most people, but if they really want to push the Air into a completely peerless echelon 8GB should come cheaper than it does now. Not cheap, but cheaper.
Other than that, the Air is already a damn near perfect machine. I also think that Apple will actually keep pushing forward with the trend of making it thinner, and not necessarily stronger, which will be very unfortunate if they do. I bought a second hand G4 a few summers ago, and am planning on upgrading my Ubuntu machine later this year, I'm hoping A
pple brings something to the table which inspires me to purchase MY first Mac.
What do YOU want to see this year from the MacBook Air?
Edited by iDoge - 12/28/13 at 6:46pm