Previous reports suggest that Apple may be launching the new MacBook device on Mar. 21; however, it didn’t. Latest reports claim that the lineup will be refreshed as soon as the second quarter of this year comes.
According to DigiTimes report, Apple is planning to launch the supposed 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook with the same design of the existing 12-inch model. Last year, the company launched the 12-inch model and since then fans are waiting for the new version of the device.
If speculations are to be believed, the new lineup could possibly have a single USB-C port similar to the 12-inch model, and the new models would be “thinner” than the Apple MacBook Air lineup.
Reports point out that Asus, Dell and Lenovo are also planning to launch their flagship laptop devices with ultra-thin body feature around at the same time.
It is uncertain that Apple is indeed planning to release the new Apple MacBook Air and Pro models. But previous reports cited that the Cupertino-based company would be refreshing the entire Mac line such as MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, later this year.
It is also expected that the notebooks would be powered by the sixth-generation Intel Skylake core processor. As of now, Apple is not using the Skylake processors in its notebook lineup.
NDTV points out that the Skylake processors could help Apple achieve its design goals for Apple. The chipset offers improved power efficiency and will help in cut down the thickness of the device. Other notebook and a hybrid device such as Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 would come with Intel’ Skylake processors.
According to the report, almost 20.38 Mac products were shipped by Apple in 2015, gaining a growth of 4.08 percent. The Taiwanese publication with the help of its sources notes that high expectations are associated with the forthcoming ultra-thin Apple MacBook to see a considerable growth in 2016.