Apple working on new MacBook Airs to debut at WWDC

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Apple may replace 11-inch MacBook Air with a 15-inch model.
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Apple is reported to be working on new MacBook Air models to launch at the 2016 WWDC event, most likely to be held in June.

Citing sources in the supply chain, the report claims that Apple may ditch the smaller size 11-inch MacBook Air, but add a 15-inch model, much as it currently offers with the MacBook Pro.

The report notes that Apple is working on final designs, which we can safely assume will be thinner, lighter and faster than previous generation MacBook Air models. Apple is also speaking with component makers about the exact spec of the machine’s internals.

The suggestion that Apple could ditch the 11-inch MacBook, while doubling up on the 15-inch form factor, is certainly interesting.

Personally, I like the smaller-size laptop (I’m typing on one right now). If Apple does try to ditch it, it may be to avoid cannibalization with both the newer MacBook and 12.9-inch iPad Pro — the latter of which Tim Cook has been bullish about saying can replace your laptop, despite reviewers suggesting otherwise.

Then again, given that this year’s stunning new MacBook took some of the ultra-portable wind out of the MacBook Air’s sales, in some ways it would be a surprise to see any kind of a MacBook Air refresh.

Source: Economic Daily Times