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Macbook Air 2015 Release Date: Apple May Unveil A Thinner Model With Retina Display Next Week

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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)

The Cupertino-based tech giant will be holding a spring media event next week and it?s expected to be the venue where they?ll finally unveiled the much-awaited Apple Watch. But it looks like the smartwatch isn?t going to be the only star of the show. A recent word in the rumorville hints at a possible launch of a new MacBook Air 2015 model.

To come out along with Apple Watch

There?s been a lot of speculations about the refreshed MacBook Air?s release date. However, most of them agree that it would be in ?early 2015.? So far, this release date window is taken to be true since the last time the MacBook Air received an update was back in April 2014. On Wednesday, MacBook watchers has one more reason to believe that the refreshed 2015 model is in the horizon as a website called The Michael Report claimed to have verified that the new MacBook Air will be launched alongside the Apple Watch come March 9.

The site noted that this information is in line with what Ming-Chi Kuo, an reputable Apple analyst at KGI Securities, and Oppenheimer?s Andrew Uerkwitz have both been forecasting in previous months. The Michael Report went on and said:

?Many are expecting Apple talk more about the Apple Watch. However, sources familiar with the matter within Apple have exclusively told The Michael Report that Apple plans to unveil the long-awaited Retina MacBook Air at the same event. The Michael Report has independently verified this information to be highly credible.?

New MacBook Air specs to expect

Here?s a quick look at what we?ve gathered based on the site?s report.

  • It’s very likely that the new MacBook Air will have a Retina display similar to Apple’s premium MacBook Pro line.
  • The updated model may be powered by Intel’s new Broadwell Core M low-power processors, suggesting that it could have very good battery life just like earlier MacBook Air laptops.
  • It is also expected to be thinner than previous models and could be fanless (produces less noise).
  • Since the new model can come with a slimmer body, it may also mean that Apple will remove the MacBook Air’s full-sized USB ports, SD card slot, and MagSafe connectors.
  • The upcoming is being called “MacBook Stealth” internally.

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