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

Apple fans are growing immensely impatient as the tech giant has not released any statement on the MacBook Pro 2016 and MacBook Air 2016. Many of the fans are not happy as MacBook Pro’s design has not been revamped and its hardware specs have not improved significantly with time.

Currently, the 13-inch MacBook Pro uses a Broadwell processor and the 15-inch one an Intel Haswell chipset. The Haswell and Broadwell were released in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The Intel Skylake processor was released in 2015 and Kaby Lake 2016.

The Apple MacBooks have become stale over the years, writes Forbes. On the other hand, HP laptops have become eye-grabbers even though initially the company was accused of producing boring laptops. In the last couple of years, HP has produced some cutting-edge laptops including the Spectre 13. Recently, it announced the Kaby Lake processors for the Spectre x360.

Compared to the Apple MacBooks, HP has constantly kept improving its laptops with new offerings in every launch. It has slowly and steadily been making the bezels thinner. The build material of the laptops is getting better and better with each passing day. HP has significantly improved the LCDs with wider colour gamut, better thermals and batteries.

As the editor in chief of tech site Anandtech, Ryan Smith, believes, Apple should have made changes to its MacBooks long time back.

“Most models are full price yet years out of date, and that makes buying old models bad investments for consumers,” Smith said.

Even Laptopmag, a laptop review site said that “the current MacBooks are extremely outdated,” though it also stated why the upgraded MacBook Pro 2016 and MacBook Air 2016 will finally become beloved once again.

An analyst at Canalys, Daniel Matte, said that the new MacBook Pro must upgrade its graphic processor performance and efficiency.