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The next Apple launch could be here as soon as July

We’re just hours on from yesterday’s Apple keynote, but the product train keeps rolling.

Apple is planning to launch new devices as soon as July, a new report claims.

It’s said that Apple will show off two new MacBooks at the end of the second quarter in 2016.

That’s according to a Digitimes report that claims Apple will unveil “new ultra-thin 13- and 15-inch MacBooks”.

What’s more, the report also alleges that Asus, Dell, and Lenovo are also preparing new ultra-thin laptops to launch at the same time.

New MacBook 43Apple’s 12-inch MacBook (2015)

While no source is specifically named, Digitimes cites its information as coming “from the upstream supply chain”.

Non-mobile computing is still a big revenue stream for Apple; in 2015, the company shipped an impressive 20.4 million Mac products.

Interestingly, that’s a growth of 4.08% on the previous year, a trend that this new report’s source says is “to continue”. It’s a surprising forecast, mainly because growth in the global notebook marketing has slowed in recent years.

Related: Best Laptops 2016

Apple revamped its laptop line-up last year with the introduction of the new 12-inch MacBook, which debuted a significant redesign of the series.

New MacBooks launching in 2016 could certainly follow suit with the 12-inch MacBook’s design, but Apple has yet to reveal any official details.

One of the key improvements with last year’s MacBook was the svelte chassis, made possible by a space-efficient battery design.


Would you like to see new MacBooks designed in the style of the 12-inch MacBook? Let us know in the comments.

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