Apple MacBook Air
The new Macbook Air Pro is pictured during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 in San Francisco, California June 11, 2012. Reuters/Stephen Lam

It has been revealed that Apple is currently refreshing its 13.3-inch MacBook Air and it is very much possible that the product may be released in October. Of course, inclusion of the Intel Kaby Lake processors in Apple MacBook Air 2016 seems unlikely if the device is released in October. Apart from the Skylake processors, Apple may also consider AMD’s latest “Polaris” graphics processors.

“Production started in the second calendar quarter on refreshes of the 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch MacBook Pro [and] the 13.3-inch MacBook Air ... Given the timing of the start of production, inclusion of [Intel's] Kaby Lake chip appears unlikely,” Rhoda Alexander, Director Tablet and Notebook PCs at IHS Markit Technology, told Forbes.

If Apple is at all trying to revamp the MacBook Air 2016, it may face a problem with the Skylake chipset as the Cupertino-based tech giant emphasises on graphics to a great extent these days. In case Apple implements the Skylake processor, the MacBooks will get stuck to the older processor designs for months and this may go against the company.

It has been previously reported that Apple has a number of releases lined-up and after the release of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it is now eyeing October to release a few Mac products. This updated product line also includes the MacBook Air 2016. This kind of ends rumours that Apple is planning to drop the Air line.

As per NDTV, Apple could also be bringing the 5K display this October. If that is the case, then the 5K display technology may also be brought to the Apple MacBook Air 2016. In fact, the inclusion of this technology will infuse fresh enthusiasm in Apple fans for the Air line.

Apple has still not released any official information on MacBook Air 2016. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the same.