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New MacBook Air to be even thinner and arrive at WWDC 2016

Apple is currently working on a new MacBook Air which will be even thinner. It’s also likely to arrive at WWDC 2016 in June, according to reports.

The slimmer design is currently only applied to the 13-inch and 15-inch models – whether the 11-inch Air will be included is unclear. Apple will achieve the slimmer design by redesigning the laptop’s internal components entirely.

Few details have been reported beyond this, but it does hold significance following the release of a new super-portable MacBook last year. That 12-inch model led some to believe that Apple would eventually discontinue the Air considering the new notebook was also ultra-thin. However, these rumors, and the current omission of the 11-inch model could suggest Apple is repositioning its line of MacBooks, with the newer 12-inch model catering to those wanting a more portable device, and others catering for more mainstream audiences, topped up by Apple’s line of MacBook Pros for those looking for more power.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference traditionally happens each June, so we’ll have to wait until then to see if the rumors come to fruition.

Source: Economic Daily News via MacRumors