Apple reportedly planning to update MacBook Air laptops in 2016

Apple reportedly planning to update MacBook Air laptops in 2016

Chinese news website Economic Daily News has revealed in a recent report that US tech biggie Apple plans to roll out a major upgrade to its MacBook Air laptops in 2016. The upgraded MacBook Air models will likely be unveiled by Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next year.

The reported move about Apple’s plans to update MacBook Air line of laptops is noteworthy, especially since the laptops have not received any substantial upgrade since 2010.

According to the Economic daily News report, the updated versions of MacBook Air laptops -- which currently available in 11-inch and 13-inch models -- will be lighter as well as thinner than the present-generation models. The new iterations of MacBook Air are reportedly in the designing stage as of now.

Going by the report, the updated MacBook Air models will feature redesigned components; and will boast new batteries, chassis, and cooling modules, among several other new components.

In fact, some unidentified sources familiar with Apple’s MacBook Air upgrade plans have even revealed that the company may discontinue the 11-inch version of the laptop, especially since it has recently launched a sleek new 12-inch MacBook. The sources also claim that, in place of the 11-inch MacBook Air, Apple will probably introduce a new 15-inch model of MacBook Air.