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Apple MacBook: New ‘ultra-thin’ models incoming, says report

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The iPhone SE is out, and so the Apple rumour mill now turns to the possible launch of new MacBook models.

A new report claims Apple is planning to reveal new “ultra-thin” MacBooks later this year.

That’s in line with previous rumours that suggested the new notebooks would be announced at Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference in June.

This new report, courtesy of Digitimes, says the newly trim MacBooks will actually arrive in “the second half of 2016”. That doesn’t necessarily rule out a WWDC launch, however.

According to the article, Apple now uses metal injection moulded hinges to make the new MacBooks thinner than ever.

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macbookApple's 12-inch MacBook (2015)

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It’s rumoured that the new MacBook’s will be 13-inch and 15-inch adaptations of last year’s 12-inch MacBook.

Digitimes previously reported that these new MacBooks would herald the scrapping of the MacBook Air line, which was launched by Steve Jobs in 2008.

That theory is lent credence by a report from tech blogger Jack March, who cites sources as saying new MacBook Air models won’t launch this year.

Apple has yet to make any official mention of new MacBook models for 2016, so take any such reports with due caution.

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