There are a number of rumours that Apple might announce a new low-cost MacBook or MacBook Air, at their first Education event since 2012, on Tuesday, March 27 at the Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago. The media invites sent out last week suggest this event will focus on "creative new ideas for teachers and students."
Along with a possible lower-cost iPad, the rumours are suggesting that Apple may introduce some kind of lower cost laptop that could be a more affordable MacBook Air aimed to compete with the Google Chromebook. It is not clear whether it will be a price reduction of an existing model or a new updated model. Other rumours suggest a price point between $799 and $899 with greater discounts for large orders from educational establishments.
There have also been contradictory rumours suggesting that Apple is developing a new low cost 13" MacBook possibly with a Retina display. Some Apple watchers are suggesting that this doesn't make sense as this rumoured MacBook is so close to the existing 12" MacBook, which already has Retina displays.
Another source just yesterday suggested that Apple is developing a new sub $1000 MacBook that would replace the current MacBook Air, but that new machine is not ready yet, which could mean that this won't appear in tomorrow's Apple Education event, or Apple could take the opportunity to announce the new MacBook tomorrow for a release sometime in the future.
I have to say that after the increasing prices of Apple hardware, with computers like the iMac Pro with a base price of $4,999 so the possibility of a sub $1000 Mac Book or MacBook Air is very good news.
The other rumours that relate to DAW users is a possible lower-cost iPad which could be $70 cheaper than the current 9.7" iPad.
As with Apple announcements, it can be extremely difficult to predict what Apple might do, so it might be that we don't have any Mac related news tomorrow. We will have to wait and see.