It’s been a while since Apple redesigned its 13- and 15-inch notebooks, but rumors point to the company releasing ultra-thin MacBooks in those sizes this summer and fall. The new laptops will likely feature Intel’s 6th Generation Skylake processor and may resemble Apple’s 12-inch MacBook, and there’s a chance the notebooks will include OLED touch screen keys and Touch ID fingerprint readers.
Early speculation emerged from DigiTimes in a post that claims “Apple’s new ultra-thin 13- and 15-inch MacBooks” will “start shipping at the end of the second quarter.” According to the article, the notebooks will “share a design similar to the existing 12-inch MacBook” that’s “thinner than [the] existing MacBook Air.”
This would suggest that Apple is making bigger siblings for its 12-inch MacBook, which is thinner (0.52 inches) than the 11-inch Air (0.68 inches). Multiple rumors point to Apple replacing Thunderbolt and USB Type-A connectivity with USB Type-C ports that would enable more svelte designs.
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