Latest rumor claims Apple may unveil New Macbook Pro and Macbook Air in June
Apple plans to unveil new MacBook Air models within the month of June, and begin shipping the notebooks to retailers in August, according to a report posted by Japanese website Mac Otakara on Wednesday. The report also claims that the company will announce a refresh to its entire MacBook Pro series this month.
The report , however, conflicts the earlier claims that Apple may not introduce any further upgrades in the Air lineup instead, the company will be announcing a new MacBook Pro and focus on making Macbook Air series as budget laptops. But, since the Wednesdays report talks of a 15-inch MacBook Air — a size that has never been available for that model — its possible that the new MacBook Air it purports is in the works could, in fact, just be Apples next-generation MacBook Pro.
The report also claims that All of the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models will be equipped with as expected Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, while USB-A, MagSafe 2, and Thunderbolt 2 ports found on existing models will allegedly be removed.
The device is rumored to have bigger retina display variant. It was previously rumored that the new MacBook Pro laptops might feature a certain system to pair it with an iPhone device and use the smartphones Touch ID feature as a security method. However, it seems that Apple might have decided to give the new MacBook Pro laptops its own sensor instead. Users will also get a dynamic OLED display touch bar that will replace the row of function keys above the traditional keyboard. The new MacBook Pro is also expected to adopt metal injection mold-made hinges, which are reportedly already shipping.
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Apple last refreshed the 13-inch MacBook Pro in March 2015, followed by the 15-inch model in May 2015, with Force Touch trackpads, faster flash storage, longer battery life, and improved graphics. The 13-inch MacBook Air also received up to two times faster flash storage. The only minor update to the lineup since then was in April, when Apple bumped the stock 13-inch MacBook Air to 8GB of RAM, up from 4GB.
Mac Otakara said it is unclear whether Apple plans to announce the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models at WWDC 2016, but multiple reliable sources have indicated that it will effectively be a no-hardware event. Apple could still make a non-WWDC announcement in June by way of press release.