Those who were disgruntled that Apple did not unveil a new MacBook Pro at the event on Monday might be in for a pleasant surprise.
Reports indicate that we might soon see a new MacBook Pro, which is rumored to land towards the half of the year.
Sources from Digitimes indicate that the company is working on delivering two new MacBooks in the summer. It is worth noting that Digitimes' reports on Apple's developments were sometimes accurate, and sometimes less so. This simply means that you should take this bit of information with a healthy dose of skepticism.
According to insiders from the upstream manufacturing cycle, two new MacBooks will come out later this year, both sharing similar designs with the 12-inch Retina MacBook.
The new notebooks should be thinner than the current MacBook Air. This adds a bit to the confusion, as it is not clear whether the rumor refers to the present MacBook Pro lineup (sporting a 13-inch and 15-inch models), or the MacBook Air family that packs a 12-inch display.
Earlier reports pointed out that Apple might be considering pulling the plug on MacBook Air devices and focusing more on the MacBook Pro expansion.
There is a solid chance that the new notebooks from the company will sport Intel's Skylake technology, which will offer supercharged processor speeds with 30 percent better battery life than previous MacBooks.
Insiders familiar with Apple's plans note that the company will probably reveal the new MacBooks in June, at its 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.
No less than 20.38 million Mac products found their owners in 2015. The company reported a year-on-year growth of 4.08 percent, and new ultra-slim MacBooks could boost the numbers until the end of the fiscal year.
Apple is not the only manufacturer that wants to bank on thinness as a strong selling point.
Digitimes underlines that Lenovo already pushed out its 14-inch business ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which has a thickness of only 0.64-inch and weighs a mere 2.60 pounds. If you prefer Lenovo, here is a comparative look at the company's enterprise oriented laptops, so you can choose the one that fits your needs best.