• MacBook Air Could See a Minor Upgrade This Month

    Earlier this year, Apple did upgrade the MacBook Air line-up, technically speaking, but it wasn’t a big enough boost to see a major announcement.

    In fact, Apple made that announcement in April alongside announcing the revamped 12-inch MacBook, which included a Rose Gold model, giving the reveal that the 13-inch MacBook Air now features 8GB of RAM only a single line of attention. With that in mind, many believed that the MacBook Air family was going to see a major change later in the year — but not necessarily in a good way.

    Those expectations ramped up a bit in late-May, when a report surfaced that suggested Apple has plans to launch a 13-inch MacBook with a Retina display as early as the third quarter of 2016. On top of that, the same report said that Apple would also be ending the MacBook Air line-up altogether.

    Now, with reports and rumors outlining Apple’s plans to launch a revamped 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, which is said to be thinner and lighter than the current generation models and feature an OLED touch bar, the future of the MacBook Air appears to be shaky at best.

    However, now Macotakara is citing a “reliable Chinese supplier” in saying that Apple does plan on launching a new MacBook Air this year, but that the upgrade could be a minor one. In fact, the report states that the new MacBook Air could be launched this month. However, that would seem to fly in the face of previous reports. Most recently, it’s been reported that the expectations for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference is that Apple won’t be announcing any new hardware at the event, instead focusing primarily on software.

    If that’s true, it would stand to reason that the announcement will be a small one, basically a press release, and that the models will simply become available to buy at some point in the near future. Interestingly enough, the report also states that Apple could announce the new MacBook Pro models this month too, at the same time as the new MacBook Air models.

    It is also possible that the report’s sources are mistaken, and that there isn’t a new MacBook Air on the way at all. The Air lineup is Apple’s cheapest options when it comes to laptops, and with the base 12-inch MacBook still starting at $1,299, it would be interesting to see Apple end the MacBook Air family.

    What do you think? Should Apple ditch the MacBook Air line-up?

    [via Macotakara]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: MacBook Air Could See a Minor Upgrade This Month started by Caiden Spencer View original post
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