MacBook Air 2016 Release Date, Latest News & Update: Not Phasing Out; Reveal Pushed to December?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Oct 13, 2016 11:51 PM EDT

Apple fans are fully aware that the Cupertino company is on the brink of releasing its new line of MacBooks. The MacBook Pro 2016 is a certainty, although the MacBook Air 2016 suddenly came out of nowhere, which is added good news for Apple loyalists.

The fate of the MacBook Air was previously sketchy with most under the impression that Apple may be killing off the Air product line. Adding some fuel to the fire is the fact that the MacBook Pro 2016 is expected to come out thinner, all the more crowding the potential of a MacBook Air 2016. Fortunately all these allegations have been doused as mentioned in a previous post.

Given that both MacBook Pros will eventually sport the same physical attributes, it was mentioned in another report as well that the MacBook Air line may eventually end up part of the MacBook Pro 2016 lineup. That somehow made sense at first but the fact is that Apple is not fully abandoning the class to appease customers looking for a cheaper alternative.

Among the specs that the MacBook Air 2016 could come out with include sporting an 11-inch display screen, either an Intel Skylake or Kaby Lake processor (largely depending on whether the chips made it on time), and a USB-Type C port. It will also reportedly have Touch ID, a Force Touch trackpad and improved battery for longer use. The rumored specs seem pretty much similar to the MacBook Pro 2016 though they could very well be the basic features coming from Apple from here on out.

The initial word on the release of the MacBook Air 2016 was allegedly for Oct. 25, though it was said to be moved to Oct. 27. At the rate that the release dates are being moved, the only thing certain is that it will come out before the holiday season sets in. Either way, there is a MacBook Air expected to come out though the definite date is still unknown, per reports.

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