Does Apple have plans to redesign and update its MacBook Air laptop this year? Consumers will find out soon because Apple will hold a press event on Sept. 7 to announce their new products. Reports are saying that one of the devices the tech company will unveil during the event is the new MacBook Air. If Apple announces the MacBook Air 2016 during the event, the device will probably hit the shelves next month, in October.
There are also rumors claiming that while Apple will announce the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 on Sept. 7, the company may push the unveiling of a new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro back to October. If this happens, then the MacBook Air 2016 will likely come out just in time for the holidays.
Meanwhile, several sources are saying that Apple may discontinue the MacBook Air since the tech company already introduced a new 12-inch MacBook. Furthermore, the iPad Pro may act as the replacement for the MacBook Air.
This rumor is also supported by reports saying that while there are leaks on the specs and information of other Apple products like the new MacBook Pro, the Apple Watch 2, and the iPhone 7, there are no leaks on the MacBook Air.
Of course, if Apple does discontinue the MacBook Air, it may lose customers who will find the Retina MacBook too expensive. Macworld UK speculates that Apple may eventually replace the MacBook Air with a Retina MacBook that costs less than it currently does.
If a new MacBook Air does come out, it will contain upgrades in its specs. The laptop will allegedly come with Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor, a USB Type-C port, and it will make use of digital keys instead of a physical keyboard. The device will also use an AMD Polaris architecture-based graphics processing unit (GPU).