Apple is allegedly preparing to take the wraps off two new MacBook Airs at the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2016.
The information comes courtesy of Taiwan-based Economic Daily News, which revealed that Apple is poised to introduce revamped and sleeker 13-inch and 15-inch models of the MacBook Air at the WWDC in June 2016.
"It is reported that the new MacBook Air thinner than existing models, performance is more prominent, will debut next year in Apple's WWDC," notes the publication that was translated from Chinese.
Almost eight years have passed since Apple's iconic MacBook Air arrived on the market and the 2016 version will be the first time the device gets a major facelift. The new models are expected to be introduced in Q3 2016.
Per the publication, the slimmer MacBok Air's design for the 13- and 15-inch models will be made possible thanks to "fully re-designed" internal components in the device, which Apple is apparently working on developing in tandem with its suppliers.
Rumors have been surfacing that Apple is set to discontinue its MacBook Air lineup after the 2016 models. As we have reported, this is possibly due to the arrival of the iPad Pro.
Earlier this year, Apple has expanded its MacBook lineup with the introduction of the svelte 12-inch Retina MacBook, which packs in low-voltage Intel chips. The portable device would be perfect for those on the move, whereas the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Airs could cater to the mainstream users.
Rumors have hinted at the new MacBook Air sporting a Retina display, too. The device is also said to be an amalgamation of the best features of the MacBook Pro and the MacBook.
It is also believed that the MacBook Air 2016 will not only benefit from a high resolution display, but also 3D Touch, a feature the company introduced in the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The MacBook air will also house an improved all-day battery and possibly USB Type-C.
However, Economic Daily has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple rumors, therefore, it is best to take the news with a pinch of salt.