MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 2016 release date: laptop announcement at Apple WDC event in June?


Apple’s event early last week was highly anticipated because the public was looking forward to the announcement of a number of gadgets, including the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, thanks to the rumors pertaining to these a few months prior. With the absence of such launch, fans were disappointed but are now looking forward to another event in June, which is believed to be the venue where Apple will announce the new laptops instead.

The MacBook Pro and Air 2016 are believed to be lined up for launch during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2016 this June in order to spread out the launch of the company’s new products in different times. The rumor is further supported by the discounts that Apple is reportedly currently having for the older MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, which may imply that they are trying to sell the previous versions to pave way for newer models.

The upcoming MacBook Pro is believed to be getting an upgrade to a Retina display. It is also believed to be powered by Intel’s latest chip, the Skylake processor, as well as the latest operating system called El Capitan. These two features are expected to give the performance of the device a boost in terms of efficiency, speed, and battery life. The MacBook Pro 2016 is also anticipated to have a 13-inch and 15-inch variants and may come with a touchscreen and a detachable keyboard, similar to Microsoft’s Surface lines.

Meanwhile, there are mixed speculations about the MacBook Air 2016. There are some who believe that the Air models will be discontinued, while others believe that a new MacBook Air will be announced along with the MacBook Pro 2016 in the same WWDC event. Rumors pertaining to the said device include a third variant, an 11-inch size, aside from the 13-inch and 15-inch models. It is also believed to be the lightest and thinnest MacBook Air yet.

As with other rumors, fans will have to take the aforementioned ones with a grain of salt and wait for Apple to officially announce details.