MacBook Air 2016 release date rumors: Air may actually be the new MacBook Pro 2016 after all


These past few days, there have been rumors that while Apple is set to release the new generation of MacBook pro laptops, the Cupertino company is still set to give life back to the old MacBook Air line of laptops. However, it seems that the MacBook Air returning is still unlikely after all.

However, given the striking similarities that the alleged “new” MacBook Air laptops have with the long rumored MacBook Pro 2016 models, it was speculated that these 13- and 15-inch variants were actually the same devices that had been talked about in the rumor mill for a while now. Only thing was, the information was given with a false twist to it.

Going back to the MacBook Pro 2016, the new generations of the Apple flagship laptops are expected to sport multiple USB Type-C ports, which would enable users to connect to the laptop a wide range of latest devices sporting the new version of the USB technology. The ports are also expected to have Thunderbolt 3 support.

With the rumors surrounding the release of a rebranded “macOS” operating system getting stronger in the rumor mill, the new MacBook Pro 2016 laptops may very well come running with this new software, should rumors about it prove to be true.

The MacBook Pro is expected to be launched to the public during the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, California happening from June 13 to 17, with the device have a release date sometime later this year. While it may seem unlikely at first, it would not be the first time for Apple if the rumors turn out to be true to announce new hardware and then follow it up with a release months later. To recall, the MacBook Pro 2013 version was first unveiled to the public at the WWDC event back in June 2013 but wasn’t released until October of the said year.

There had also been rumors of Apple focusing on software related launches and unveilings for the event, but fans and users would still have to see what Apple has really in store for them when the event finally kicks off.