MacBook Air 2017 Release Date, Specs Rumors: Apple Laptop to Come Out in the Next Few Months? – Christian Post

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Apple blessed its fans with a new MacBook Pro in 2016 but refrained from refreshing their MacBook Air lineup. However, a price reduction from Best Buy may indicate a new model coming soon.

REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniA recent price reduction from Best Buy may suggest a new MacBook Air coming out this year.

According to MacWorld, Best Buy discounted their price for the MacBook Air in February. Normally, a decrease in retail price suggests that a newer model will be arriving. Retailers usually want to get rid of all their old stock before the new stock comes into play. And while this could very well be the case, it is also possible that it has nothing to do with a new model being introduced at all.

Rumors have been running rampant that Apple may discontinue the MacBook Air lineup altogether. Last year, the Cupertino-based technology giant released the new MacBook Pro 2016, and all the MacBook Air got was a RAM update for its 13-inch variants. 

During Apple’s October event in 2016, the company debuted the new MacBook Pro and even compared it to the MacBook Air. It was revealed that the MacBook Pro 2016 was slimmer and smaller than the MacBook Air, which resulted in speculations that the latter would be axed entirely. After all, the MacBook Air was always known for being the smaller of the two laptops.

However, some people have remained optimistic about the possibility of a new MacBook Air coming this year. Should the lineup get a refresh, it is expected that the device will sport Intel’s Kaby Lake processor, a USB Type-C port, an Apple Pencil-supported trackpad, Touch ID with Force Touch and possibly even a Retina display. There has also been talk of an E-ink keyboard arriving with the MacBook Air 2017. 

As for a potential release date, rumor has it that the new MacBook Air could see a launch between March and May of this year. However, since these speculations have not been confirmed yet, readers are advised to take this news with a grain of salt.