Apple prepping new MacBook Air with USB-C, reports claim

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Apple prepping new MacBook Air with USB-C, reports claim

“Last month, Japanese blog Mac Otakara reported that Apple plans to announce new MacBook Air models featuring USB-C ports 

based on the Thunderbolt 3 protocol by the end of June, and begin shipping the notebooks to retailers in August,” 

Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors. “It is now seven weeks later, however, and the rumor has yet to materialize.”

“But if a new report from Taiwanese website DigiTimes is to believed, Apple still has plans to release a new MacBook Air 

with USB-C ports after all,” Rossignol reports. “The report does not provide a launch timeframe for the updated notebooks, 

but the secondary rumor suggests Mac Otakara may have been off on timing only.”

Currently, Apple has decided to adopt the USB Type-C interface for its MacBook Air, while Asustek Computer and 

Hewlett-Packard (HP) are upgrading one of their notebooks’ regular USB port to the Type-C. Lenovo, Acer and Dell are still 

evaluating the option. – DigiTimes

Rossignol reports, “It is possible that DigiTimes is misinterpreting a thinner MacBook Pro with USB-C ports as a MacBook Air.”

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