We'd guess that it'll likely be a good deal more affordable than the cheapest current means to get an Apple laptop with a Retina screen, which is the vanilla 12-inch MacBook that starts at $1,299 (£1,249 or AU$1,899). This is the same as the current generation MacBook Pro.
Crucially however, the rumoured MacBook is set to have a price closer to that of the current generation of 13-inch MacBook Airs. Instead, MacBook Pro feature Air owners wanted for years is finally making its way to the notebook.
According to a report published today by DigiTimes, Apple is readying a new entry level MacBook laptop for release in June. The screen will have the same 2560 x 1600 resolution as the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
This entry-level MacBook can only be an Air model because the same report says the device is getting a 13.3-inch a-Si panel made by LG Display. And we've also heard more recently on the grapevine that Apple is planning to debut a new, cheaper 13-inch MacBook Air.
Digitimes claims that Apple was originally going to use a Chinese manufacturer to make displays for this new cheaper MacBook, but has ultimately chose to use LG Display due to quality issues from earlier test production. The MacBook, meanwhile, has a 12-inch display with 2304 x 1440 resolution.
Quanta will produce 70% of the units of the new MacBook Air 2018, while Foxconn will produce 30% of them, and the new laptop should be announced at WWDC 2018 in June.