Macbook Air 2016 release date: To be unveiled at WWDC 2016 in June?


Ongoing discounts for the current version of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air at several authorized resellers for around $320 markdown have some tech enthusiasts speculating that new models may be unveiled sometime soon.

According to reports, the introduction of the next generation devices may happen during the Worldwide Developers Conference to be held sometime in June this year. Although the event is still around four months away, industry followers believe that the Cupertino-based tech giant will make the wait worth it for Apple fans.

When it comes to specifications, the MacBook Air 2016 is predicted to be once again the lightest and slimmest laptop among other offerings. It may also be integrated with support for USB Type-C ports. Those who may want to have a bigger version like the MacBook Pro but maintaining the relative lighter weight may able to do so if the touted 15-inch version comes to fruition. The resolution of the screen will also be refurbished to feature stark and improved graphics with the addition of Retina display.

Meanwhile, under the hood, it may be equipped with the newest Skylake processor that serves as the follow-up to Broadwell. This may likely bring a huge boost in performance in terms of speed and smoothness in navigation. The CPU may become 20 percent faster than its predecessor and the graphics may be upgraded to as much as 41 percent while increasing power management. There are rumors that the chipset can get even 30 percent more in battery life.

Meanwhile, there are also speculations that the forthcoming gadget may be revealed earlier during the first quarter of the year in a rumored event hosted by Apple. It may take place sometime next month.

Since the company has yet to announce anything official, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.