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Did Apple Already Kill MacBook Air 2016?

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Aside from the Apple Watch, a new Macbook Air is rumored to appear during an Apple event on March 9. (Image courtesy of Apple)

Tech giant Apple sent out media invites for its upcoming Mar. 21 event, but it is uncertain whether the company will be unveiling the Macbook Air 2016 this time.

A Macworld report points out that the company would be releasing the Macbook Pro 2016 at the event as normally it unveils new laptops at the same time of the year.

Along with laptops, the event will see the launch of iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 while several other reports claim that there slight chances of a separate event to be organized for the Macbook. However, industry experts are of the opinion that Apple will be announcing the new MacBook Pro at the event, Yibada reported.

Another report suggests that Macbook Pro release is imminent. The launch of the new laptop it would complete the update of its older versions and obsolete products page with three iterations.

As the new laptop is in line, MacRumors report that Apple will terminate the support for the 2009 Xserve, 17-inch MacBook Pro (2010) and 15-inch MacBook Pro (2010). Furthermore, the company will also cut-off the support and part replacements for these products. It would be advisable for the users of these devices to check with the service centres for replacements parts. It could be possible that few service providers may order parts if it is available in other stores.

Rumour has it that Intel Skylake processors would be infused in the new laptop models of Macbook. Yibada notes that the new processors would upgrade the performance of the 2016 Macbook Pro and make it a faster device.

Skylake processors and El Capitan operating system will boost the battery life and efficiency. If speculations are to believe, a touch screen will be included in the new MacBook Pro and the touchscreen could be detachable similar to Surface Book.

Previous reports note that the Macbook Air will be refreshed this year, but it will be not be seen until WWDC in June this year. It is expected to sport improved battery life and light weight.

The 2016 MacBook Air may arrive in three variants – a 15-inch version, a 13-inch model and 12-inch type.

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