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My two cents: USB-C won’t be added to the MacBook Air, because the Air is going away

DigiTimes is reporting that the USB Type-C interface that debuted with the 12-inch MacBook will be added to the MacBook Air. I think the publication is wrong; here’s why.

I’m predicting the MacBook Air has reached the end of its life. I think it will be discontinued, and Apple will simply offer the MacBook (for consumers) and the MacBook Pro (for, well, professionals). What’s more, I think Apple will offer a “low end” 11-inch MacBook for $999 while increasing the 12-inch model’s screen to 13 inches, while maintaining the same price point. 

I expect the MacBook Pro will continue to be offered in 13-inch and 15-inch models. Finally, I expect that we’ll see new Mac laptops in late August — unless Apple decides to delay the release until November, so that the notebooks can sport the latest Kaby Lake-S processors from Intel.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.