Rumor: Apple to release next-gen MacBooks this month, discontinue 11-inch MacBook Air units

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Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, 05:06
Category: Hardware, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Rumor, Touch ID


Some interesting stuff has just come down the pipe about Apple’s next-gen MacBook Pro notebooks.

A new report which cites a “reliable Chinese supplier” states that Apple plans to both announce the new MacBook Pro this month, as well as to ship it to retailers. As rumored in the past, the new MacBook Pros are expected to feature support for USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. As for other ports, though, Apple is said to be ditching support for traditional USB ports, as well as for MagSafe and Thunderbolt 2.

The report also stated that Apple is looking to discontinue the 11-inch MacBook Air model, but will keep the 13-inch model. The fate of the 11-inch model has been in doubt since the introduction of the 12-inch MacBook. The 11-inch MacBook Air is expected to be discontinued when the new MacBook Pros are announced.

Specific dates for the release have yet to be announced, but Apple is still expected to bring port changes, an OLED touch bar and a thinner design to the next-gen MacBook Pro.

As always, stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac and Macotakara

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