The air around the MacBook Pro 2016 is warming up slowly as the WWDC 2016 is coming closer. The new laptop(s) are going to expected to be launched between 13th to 17th June and will bring in some really huge improvements to the MacBook Pro lineup. Meanwhile, Apple has already started making efforts to clear up the existing MacBook Air stocks to make way for the new 2016 MacBook Pro models, which is evident from the discounted prices of the 11-inch and 13-inch Air models on Best Buy and B&H Photo.
MacBook Air Price Drop Makes MacBook Pro Launch Imminent
The 11-inch MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A model was previously priced at $899, but it is now selling for $749 at the sites we mentioned above. The notebook features 128 GB storage and 4 GB RAM and is powered by 1.6 GHz Intel core i5 processor. The 13-inch MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A model can be bought for $849 from B&H Photo and Best Buy. It has got an i5 CPU, 128GB storage, and 4 GB RAM. Other variants are also available with discounts.
Will the MacBook Air Lineup Be Discontinued?
One rumor suggests that the MacBook Air series might be discontinued by the company after the launch of the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016 models. The Pro models will come with lighter and slimmer chassis and are said to resemble the 12″ MacBook from 2015. If the rumor comes true, this wouldn’t be the first time Apple would be retiring a product, as the iPad lineup was killed after 9.7″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro models came out.
The new MacBook Pro 2016 models will be getting new Intel Skylake processors and possibly new AMD GPUs. The notebooks are expected to be showcased at Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference in June.
Update (28/04/2016): The current MacBook Pro (2015) has seen a price cut on Best Buy. The 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro model with 256 GB storage and 8 GB RAM has been brought down from $1,499 to $1,199, which is a full $300 reduction in the total price. This makes us Apple is being too pushy about clearing up the older stocks to bring in the new 2016 MacBook Pro laptops. So yes, looking at how things are going, the rumored WWDC launch for the new notebooks is still our best guess.