Apple is rumored to be releasing a new MacBook Pro and a new MacBook Air this fall. However, the Cupertino giant is still mum on when it would officially unveil the new laptops to the public. Interestingly, a new report is claiming that the MacBook refreshes could be arriving in “a few weeks.”
According to ZDNet, for consumers who are planning to buy a MacBook device from their local Apple Store, they should at least wait for a few weeks more, since the tech giant is releasing its new lineup of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air devices soon.
The tech site claims that analysts are expecting Apple to unveil the new MacBooks before the month of October ends, since the tech giant did not announce the new laptops during its launch event on Sept. 7.
Despite not confirming the existence of the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, rumors are rampant on what these new laptops are going to sport at launch. For the MacBook Pro, it is being rumored to be a redesign with the addition of an OLED display to replace the top keys of its keyboard. There are also rumors claiming that Apple is bringing Touch ID to the thicker MacBook.
On the contrary, the MacBook Air is rumored to remain pretty much the same, since a total redesign is not in the cards for this device. Instead, rumor has it that the device would simply be a refresh with the addition of the Touch ID sensor into its power button.
While Apple has yet to take the wraps off of its new MacBooks, Asus has grabbed the opportunity to introduce a noteworthy MacBook Air rival in the form of its new ZenBook 3, a super-thin laptop that is lighter than the MacBook Air, as per the Verge.
The ZenBook 3 comes in two configurations: one has an i5 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM and the other has an i7 processor, 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. The former is going to sell for $1,099, while the latter is reportedly selling for $1,599.