The MacBook Air 2016 release could still push through amid persistent speculations that its launch has been cancelled. There have been rumors that its predecessor has been put on sale, leading many to hope that the highly anticipated lightweight device will finally be unveiled by Apple.
The price reduction in its previous 13-inch model could mean that the Cupertino-based tech giant is clearing the way for the new Air variant. It was initially reported that the MacBook Air 2016 release should have been last June at Apple?s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
Apple patrons, who were excited to see the upgrades for the company?s eight-year-old laptop, inevitably got dismayed when the conference ended without any unveiling or even an update on the MacBook Air 2016. Instead, the company focused on presenting iOS 10 for iPhones and iPads as well as OS X 10.12 for Mac devices.
Fans again got their hopes up after MacBook Air 2016 rumors claim that the device would finally be launched this September. This meant that the laptop would be available at the same time that Apple will reportedly release two other highly-coveted devices, the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch 2.
However, the lack of an official MacBook Air 2016 release date, as well as the tight timelines surrounding its launch have led several techies to wonder if the said gadget might just get phased out entirely. This is in line with rumors that Apple is looking into eliminating their Air lineup.
Even without a formal launch date, there have already been many reports about what fans could look forward to when MacBook Air 2016 does get released. There were recent rumors that it will finally carry a Retina display, since it is Apple?s only MacBook that does not have it yet.
Aside from rumors about the MacBook Air 2016 release date, the internet has also been abuzz about its features. It will supposedly be thinner and lighter as smaller and efficient USB Type-C ports will take the place of traditional USB ports. The device will also reportedly carry Siri, a virtual assistant initially exclusive only for iPhones.