MacBook Air 2016 release date, specs rumors: notebook to be more attenuated, gains definite launch date?


The once thought to be dead MacBook Air may well seem to be very much alive after all as new reports have it that Apple could be introducing a revamped and improved MacBook Air later in the month.

It was previously disclosed that Rhoda Alexander, director for Tablet and Notebook PCs at IHS Markit Technology, affirmed that there will be a new iteration of the MacBook Air. Alexander added that the upcoming notebook already entered Apple’s assembly line as early as the second quarter of this year. The analyst also said that the new 13.3-inch MacBook Air could be presented to the press and consumers anytime this month.

Moreover, Alexander stated that due to the timeline of when Apple started mass-producing the device, the MacBook Air 2016 is still likely to be fused with the Intel Skylake processor rather than the about to be released Kaby Lake chip that is estimated to arrive later this year.

Apart from this, it was also promulgated by Apple that their final financial report for this year will be pushed forward from the initial Oct. 27 schedule to Oct. 25. The decision of the company was deemed quite atypical by pundits and it is now theorized that Apple could be putting up another product launch as it can be recalled that the September keynote mainly focused on the iPhone 7, among other devices and software that went alongside it.

Meanwhile, it was also reported some days ago that in the event that the notebook would come to fruition, it can be expected that it will don a more attenuated contour alongside a much-needed boost in specs such as additional random access memory (RAM), a lengthened battery lifespan and the like.

Apple has yet to comment on the release of the MacBook 2016 which many believe could come out this Oct. 27.