Macbook Air 2016 release date: Mixed reports claim laptop may be unveiled either March or June


The lineup of Apple’s Macbook are expected to be updated this year with the latest processor from Intel, a faster Skylake chipset, alongside Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C. Although the Cupertino-based giant has yet to reveal official details, more speculations regarding the hardware are circulating online.

Rumors suggest that the Macbook Air 2016 may be unveiled sometime in March at a media event with the upgrade presumably focusing on enhanced design and better specifications.

What may have added to the assumption is that the company has unveiled the refreshed versions of the 11-inch and 13-inch Macbook Air computers and launched the 12-inch MacBook around the same time last year during the “Spring Forward” event.

There are also reports claiming that it may be released to the press during the WWDC keynote in June where Apple may probably announce their iOS 10 and OS X 10.12.

For what the consumers may expect of the new version of MacBook Air, it is predicted that its current fourth generation Intel’s Haswell processor may be replaced with either Broadwell or even Skylake which may also mean that the graphics would be rendered crisper.

However, if it indeed gets Skylake, it also means that it has to be partnered with DDR4 memory and not the DDR3 memory the 2015 MacBook Pro has and may have Core i7-6560U with Iris Graphics for the built-to-order option while Core i7-6260U for the base model.

MacBook Air is also the only laptop in the series that does not have Retina display. With the previous introduction of the thin and lightweight MacBook having vivid screen resolutions, it seems like the next MacBook Air may also follow suit and also feature the same 2304 x 1440 pixel resolution.

Moreover, it may also have a support for the reversible USB Type C port that is faster than USB 3.0 and even get a thinner body dimension.

It remains to be seen if any of the assumption comes into fruition.