The MacBook Air was upstaged and uncared for by final fall’s new touch-enabled MacBook Pro, however Apple won’t be able to kill it simply but. Based on a Tuesday Bloomberg report, Apple plans to refresh its laptop computer lineup at WWDC subsequent month.
Citing individuals acquainted with the matter, Bloomberg reported that Cupertino will announce inside makeovers for its laptops on the annual builders convention, which is scheduled for June 5-9. The MacBook Professional will get a brand new Kaby Lake Intel processor, and the 12-inch MacBook will get a sooner chip as nicely.
Much less sure is the MacBook Air’s future: the pc that largely ushered within the ultrabook period remains to be promoting surprisingly nicely, however Apple appears hesitant to replace it. Eventually October’s MacBook Professional unveiling, Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said the brand new touch-enabled transportable is healthier than the Air “in each approach,” and implied that Air customers seeking to change their laptop computer ought to go together with the brand new Professional.
Apple could also be rethinking that suggestion, with Bloomberg reporting that the corporate has thought-about placing a brand new processor within the Air. Whereas the Air has obtained part upgrades previously, it has been virtually seven years since Apple made main design modifications to it.
In the meantime, a BGR report citing sources near Apple on Tuesday means that one other ageing Apple product—the iPad mini—is being phased out. An Apple spokesperson didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon the rumors.
If Apple does announce refreshed laptops at WWDC, it is going to be the primary such announcement on the convention since 2013, when the Mac Professional launched. Apple has not too long ago most well-liked to make modifications at smaller devoted occasions, such because the one final October that unveiled the MacBook Professional’s new Contact Bar.