Apple announced a new MacBook with retina display last March, and rumors are now suggesting that the compamy will again hold a launch event in March next year to announce MacBook Air 2016.
Through the past release patterns of MacBook models, Apple usually announces new MacBook models in the spring. Also, the predecessor models are now available with discounted rates. Hence, it is likely to announce the MacBook Air 2016 in March 2016.
Other rumors are also indicating that the Cupertino tech giant is likely to hold a launch in March 2016 to unveil the successor model for the first-generation Apple Watch. Another new product that's rumored to get announced in March 2016 is Apple iPhone 6C, a 4-inch smartphone that is already rumored to be in production.
Apple had announced the iPad Air 2 in October 2014 and since its successor model was not revealed this year, it is expected to arrive next year. Fresh rumors are suggesting that the next generation Apple iPad Air 3 will be also announced at the March 2016 event.
In this year, Apple maintained a gap of few months between the 15-inch MacBook Pro that was launched in May and the iPad Pro that arrived in September.
According to Christian Today, the Cupertino tech giant will be launching the MacBook Pro 2016 after the release of the MacBook Air 2016. The launch event is likely to be held in June 2016.
The company had announced the iPad Pro alongside the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets but the large-sized iPad was made available in the stores a few months later. Apple is expected to follow the same strategy for the MacBook Pro 2016 release.
Rumors are suggesting that even if the MacBook Pro 2016 is unveiled, it will not be ready for purchase but will be available a few months later. Apple is expected to adopt this strategy to not only maintain the interest of its consumers throughout the year but also give sufficient time between both products to gain popularity and to avoid having the products compete with each other.