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

If reports are to be believed, Apple could be introducing a 15-inch variant for the MacBook Air line. In October, when the Cupertino-based tech giant did not mention the MacBook Air 2017, many tech experts felt that the company may be ending the series. However, many suggested that Apple would do so only after releasing another product, the last of its line.

While it is impossible to understand what Apple is actually thinking, rumours suggest that the company will be releasing the Apple MacBook Air in 2017 that will be more compact and even thinner than its predecessor. Recent reports stated that a highly-advanced E-Ink keyboard may also be introduced along with the device.

Sonder Design is a well-known manufacturer of these keyboards and Apple has reportedly got into a contract with the company to manufacture the keyboards for Apple. Many believe that the Apple MacBook Air 2017 will get an E-Ink keyboard made by Sonder Design, reported Macworld.

There are also reports that the Apple MacBook Air 2017 will drop the USB-A ports in favour of the highly-advanced USB Type-C ports, reports MacRumors. Not much is known about the type of processor the device will be incorporated with. Even if Apple does not use the Kaby Lake processors to keep the price under check, it can go with the Skylake chipsets.

Fans want Touch ID support, fingerprint sensor and Apple Pencil-enabled Trackpads in the Apple MacBook Air 2017. The new range of Apple products could also be having the virtual personal assistant Siri.

All eyes are on March 2017 when Apple fans would expect a MacBook Air 2017 reveal. The future of the MacBook Air line is uncertain and it is high time for the tech behemoth to reveal some information on the product.

Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the Apple MacBook Air 2017.