Aug 03, 2015 06:00 AM EDT

Macbook Air 2016 Price, Specs & Release Date: Newest Apple Laptop To Launch In October As Cheapest Macbook Model?

New rumors surrounding the 2016 edition of the Macbook Air suggest that the upcoming device might be the cheapest model in Apple's laptop series.

Also, various sources are speculating that the Cupertino-based tech giant is preparing to unveil its latest Macbook model in October.

According to Bidness ETC, Apple insiders claimed that the 2016 Macbook Air might get tagged with a retail price of only $899. If this is true, then it could debut as the cheapest model from the company's Macbook line of devices.

Its predecessor, particularly the 13-inch Macbook Air, was priced at almost $1000 when it debuted earlier in March. However, it isn't clear if this price refers to 13 or 15-inch display variant, since it has been rumored that the 2016 Macbook Air will arrive in these two versions.

As to when the public can expect to see the next iteration of the Macbook Air, reports claimed that Apple might unveil it sometime in October, followed by its official release in March 2016. This timeline is based on the company's release cycle for previous models such as the Macbook Pro with Retina Display and 2015 Macbook Air.

Another piece of evidence supporting a March release of the device is its rumored processor. As reported by the Vine Report, the 2016 Macbook Air is expected to be powered by Intel's Core-M Skylake processor.

But since the chip-maker is not planning on releasing its newest processor model until the first months of next year, then a 2015 release for the Apple laptop is not likely.

As for its specs, the standard model of the 2016 Macbook Air is expected to feature 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage, Venture Capital Post has learned. The mid-range variant will also have the same amount of RAM but will have a bigger SSD space at 256GB.

The premium version, on the other hand, might come with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD.

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