“Last month, Japanese blog Mac Otakara reported that Apple plans to announce new MacBook Air models featuring USB-C ports based on the Thunderbolt 3 protocol by the end of June, and begin shipping the notebooks to retailers in August,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors. “It is now seven weeks later, however, and the rumor has yet to materialize.”
“But if a new report from Taiwanese website DigiTimes is to believed, Apple still has plans to release a new MacBook Air with USB-C ports after all,” Rossignol reports. “The report does not provide a launch timeframe for the updated notebooks, but the secondary rumor suggests Mac Otakara may have been off on timing only.”
Currently, Apple has decided to adopt the USB Type-C interface for its MacBook Air, while Asustek Computer and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are upgrading one of their notebooks’ regular USB port to the Type-C. Lenovo, Acer and Dell are still evaluating the option. – DigiTimes
Rossignol reports, “It is possible that DigiTimes is misinterpreting a thinner MacBook Pro with USB-C ports as a MacBook Air.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Perhaps this was Apple’s plan all along, but we’re so ready for new road Macs, we’re ready to buy basically whatever ends up being the lightest, most-compact Mac they offer this year (performance is not a concern on the road; the slowest Mac offered today is more than capable enough for what we do on-the-go). Size and weight are the utmost concerns.
Fingers ready for that “Buy” button whenever it appears, Apple!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]