It’s a new year, which means there will be a new set of devices from Apple, including MacBooks. According to recent reports, Apple may be looking into stopping the 11-inch MacBook Air line in favor of 13-inch and 15-inch variants similar to the 12-inch MacBook. Will it be a successful gamble for Apple?
The MacBooks are considered one of the most popular and successful laptops around. Naturally, there is continued interest over what Apple has in its sleeves for the next MacBook line.
According to reports, Apple may do away with its 11-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. The company plans to introduce newer models like the 12-inch MacBook. Yibada noted that the said laptop may be very small once Apple makes the move.
Since the 12-inch MacBook got good market response, Apple will reportedly create 13-inch and 15-inch variants of such. More importantly, the MacBook Air lineup may be over, although the company has yet to confirm that.
As for the release date, it should happen around the Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC, should Apple follow its tradition. The event is expected to take place from June 13 to 17. Apple still needs to make an announcement regarding what products will be discussed during the said event.
As for what people can expect from the upcoming lineup, 9to5Mac reports that Apple seems to be planning on thinner 13-inch and 15-inch models. There should also be a rose gold color option plus new metal-injection hinges. Other features include USB-C-only treatment, CPU options like Core M3-6Y30, Core M7-6Y75 and Core M5-6Y54. The cores should be around 2.20 GHz, 3.10 GHz, and 2.70 GHz, respectively.
Apple has not yet released official details, so people should take all reported information with a grain of salt.