A report from Economic Daily News and rumor is out there that Apple will be giving the MacBook Air lineup its first major refresh next year at WWDC 2016, since its introduction eight years ago. Beside being thinner, Apple will be offering the refreshed MacBook air in 13-inch and new 15-inch variants.
The new MacBook Air (s ) will be upgraded to new components and a new slimmer design. Apple is currently is in the process of completely redesigning every part of the MacBook Air, including its chassis, battery modules, cooling modules and more with its suppliers. Bad news is that the new redesigned MacBook Air will come with a higher price tag than the current models due to its improved design and performance, can’t will to see the latest refresh of MacBook Air’s after its launch.
Apple currently offers the MacBook Air in 11-inch and 13-inch variants. Surprisingly, the report does not talk about the 11-inch MacBook Air, which hints at the possibility of the 12-inch MacBook superseding it.
With the introduction of the 12-inch MacBook earlier this year and the lack of any meaningful updates to the MacBook Air lineup, it was assumed that Apple would eventually retire the Air lineup. However, if this latest report turns out to be correct, Apple plans on keeping its Air lineup around with updates that will keep it relevant with times.
The report claims that Apple will launch the new MacBook Air in the July-September quarter next year, which means that the laptop will likely be unveiled at WWDC 2016 next year.
Source : AppleInsider