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2016 12-inch MacBook uncovered, could see price cuts

We reported that Apple disappointed people by not updating the MacBook range on Monday, which then led to an influx of people having to order the early 2015 models. We since then assumed that Apple would wait until WWDC to reveal the refreshed model lineup, and there is now proof that the company already has one in the system.

9To5Mac has spotted a 2016 12-inch MacBook on the latest OS X Server update, which actually states early 2016. This is very important because it would have to mean its release would be very soon to qualify as being in the early part of this year.

If Apple were to release it during WWDC, then this would have to be Mid 2016, and so we can only assume that the next 12-inch MacBook update could possibly happen in April.

2016 12-inch MacBook release

Apple do from time-to-time update some of its products without an event, and so we can only assume this is what Apple is doing. We just hope that they do not do the same with the MacBook Air, as we waited for a refresh as long as possible, and had to finally order a new MBA yesterday afternoon.

Changes – Unlike the iPhone SE, there have been no leaks and the updated 12-inch MacBook has not been spotted. However, we suspect that Apple will finally bring Skylake to the Mac, which will not only increase CPU performance by around 20 percent, but also help with battery life as well. Having said that, Apple could still stick with the Intel Core M processor because this allows for a fanless design – something Apple may not want to change.

We have heard some rumors that its design could be even thinner, which would make this a very desirable laptop; although this would put pressure on the MacBook Air, as sales have already started to slump since the introduction of the 12-inch MacBook with its Retina display.

If Apple does have plans to launch a new model soon, then we could shortly see some stores offering price cuts on the current version, something that we saw happen in the past with the MacBook Air and Pro.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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