Updated MacBook Air Tipped For WWDC Unveil

Posted: May 17 2017, 6:26am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Updated MacBook Air Tipped for WWDC Unveil

Refreshed MacBook Air anyone?

We mentioned that a new rumor is making the rounds that suggests three MacBook products will be refreshed at WWDC next month. One of those products according to The Motley Fool will be the MacBook Air. Rumors have been circulating that the Air might get killed off to push Mac buyers ot the new MacBook Pro line of machines.

However, this report suggests that sales of the MacBook Air have been stronger than Apple expected even in the face of the new MacBook Pro machines that are available. Strong sales has reportedly led Apple to decide to finally refresh the MacBook Air range after leaving it fallow for several years.

Word is that Apple is considering new processors for the Air line, which is something that would be very welcome by Mac fans. The report stops short of actually calling out what sort of updates the range would get, but the odds would be in favor of an Intel Kaby Lake update.

Moving to Kaby Lake would do several things for the MacBook Air. First, the improved power efficiency would allow for the MacBook Air to run longer per charge than the current model without having to increase the size of the battery.

Mild hardware updates such as faster processors, more runtime per charge, and additional RAM would make many Air shoppers happy indeed. The Intel Core processors inside the current Air are now two generations behind current Intel processors in performance and power consumption. The 13-inch MacBook Air currently has a Broadwell Intel core processor inside. There is some chance that other parts of the Air might get updates too, such as the screen.

If Apple really wanted to make Air shoppers happy, they could cram in a slight redesign with a IPS display and thinner bezels to update the style of the machine. While welcome I'm not so sure that the screen change is something that will happen, particularly if Apple is unsure about the MacBook Air, and it seems to be unsure if the product should carry on right now.

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