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MacBook Air 2016 Rumors: New Model To Ditch 11-inch Screen with 15-inch Display?

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Different MacBook Air 2016 rumors have been circulating the internet ? from it release date, cancellation, to alleged specs. Now, tech insiders are claiming that Apple will do away with its 11-inch MacBook Air to make way for the 15-inch MacBook Air 2016.

The lightweight laptop?s 11-inch and 13-inch variants were launched successfully in 2015. Because of this, Apple patrons are expecting that the new devices to be released by the Cupertino-based tech giant?s this year will be even better than its predecessors.

The same industry insiders also alleged that there will be minor updates. These include the integration of a more powerful central processing unit (CPU) that will make the device thinner and lighter.

Many expected the MacBook Air 2016 model to be unveiled last June at Apple?s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Those who were excited to see the upgrades for the company?s eight-year-old laptop, inevitably got dismayed when the event ended without any mention of the said device.

MacBook Air 2016

MacBook Air 2016

Instead, the conference highlighted iOS 10 for iPhones and iPads as well as OS X 10.12 for Mac devices.

Apple patrons got their hopes up again after MacBook Air 2016 rumors stated that the device would finally be launched this September. The reports claimed that it will be released at the same time as Apple?s two other highly-coveted devices, the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch 2.

There have also been several reports about the specs of the new MacBook Air. Some say it will finally carry a Retina display, since the Air variant is Apple?s only MacBook that does not have it yet. Other rumored features include smaller and efficient USB Type-C ports that will supposedly take the place of traditional USB ports. The device will also reportedly carry Siri, a virtual assistant initially exclusive only for iPhones.

While there have been persistent MacBook Air 2016 rumors about its cancellation, there are also reports claiming that its release will still push through. One of the factors being considered is how its predecessor has constantly been put on sale, supposedly to pave the way for the MacBook Air 2016 model.

 

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