It seemed like it was just yesterday when Steve Jobs confounded the whole world with an ad that until now befits the Macbook Air. Branded as the world?s thinnest, this ultra-portable notebook has received numerous speed upgrades and a few minor face lifts over the years. Eight years later, consumers may be looking at a new MacBook Air 2016 release.
When Apple updated the MacBook Air last March 2015, the model only received a minor speed upgrade and 8GB memory was made standard on the 13-inch version. Apple did not even bother updating the display to Retina which we hoped it would.
Rumors from a few months back suggested the MacBook Air 2016 will favour the new smaller and slimmer USB-C standard in lieu of its original MagSafe much like the new MacBook. MacRumors even hinted on their website that Apple is planning removing the 11-inch model in their lineup in favour of a new 15-inch model.
Everyone is still in the dark whether Apple will finally use the Retina display on a Macbook Air but on a very positive note, Apple will be using Intel Skylake processors along with an ultra-thin casing for this year?s MacBook Air.
Up until now, it is still quite unclear as to when the actual release of the MacBook Air is. There we?re no mentions of it from the last Worldwide Developers Conference held last month in San Francisco. However, with the news circulating about the impending release of the new MacBook Pro 2016, one can guess that Apple plan on releasing the MacBook Air at the same time.
The existing models start at $899 for the 11-inch model and $999 for the 13-inch version. If Apple is really planning on getting rid of the 11-inch MacBook Air in the roster, then there?s a strong chance that there will be a considerable drop in price for the 13-inch MacBook Air. However, the 15-inch version will probably be priced between $1299 to $1599.
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