Apple “to release smaller MacBook Air”

Apple will this week unveil a smaller version of its ultra-slim MacBook Air laptop, according to reports.


Sources “familiar with the agenda” of an Apple press event later this week told that the company will release a “smaller and sleeker” MacBook Air. The site suggests the screen size will drop to 11.6in, down from the current 13.3in.

The source also reports that the new laptop will be priced “significantly lower” than current models. The cheapest MacBook Air in the existing line-up costs £1,174 in the UK.

However, it looks like Apple isn’t giving up on the 13.3in form factor altogether. Engadget claims to have been sent photos of a new 13.3in MacBook Air, which looks set to address one of the laptop’s weak spots: battery life.

The photos reveal space for extra battery cells, which could help lift the battery life from only four hours of light use, according to our benchmarks.

All will be revealed at Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event on Wednesday.

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