The Macbook Pro and the Macbook Air lineup was conspicuous in its absence at the Apple annual event held in September this year. Naturally, rumors and speculations about when the Macbook series would arrive began to grip tech aficionados across the globe.

Numerous predictions about its launch have been made since, right from a Black Friday release (which didn’t happen) to a Christmas announcement (highly unlikely!), none of the speculations seemed to hold much water. Questions over continuation of the Macbook Air lineup have surfaced and as noted by  Gospel Herald, certain reports claim that Apple will focus on the second edition of the new Macbook and it will be announced at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference to be held in June next year.

Now comes the news that the Macbook Pro 2016 may not be making an appearance early in the year. If latest speculations are to be believed, then fans may have to wait a while before they see a peep from the company about the Macbook Pro 2016 launch.

As shared by Christian Post, the delay could be because the Cupertino tech giant may want to give its latest iPad Pro a longer run in the global markets. The arrival of the MacBook lineup could prove to become a competition to the iPad Pro and the company may want to avoid that. However, this may have left many fans frustrated since they may be waiting to get their hands on the 2016 MacBook series.

Fans can always keep their fingers crossed for a June 2016 launch. As per report, the laptops may arrive anytime between June to September next year. It seems like nothing out there can be believed until we hear it from the company or at least from the industry analysts, who often deliver accurate information.

Until then fans can continue to take the rumors with a pinch of salt and continue to lightly pencil in the dates on the calendars.