Apple Discontinues 11-Inch MacBook Air, MacBook Pro With Non-Retina Display

Apple at its Thursday event refreshed its Mac lineup and unveiled the new MacBook Pro models. The company alongside stopped selling the 11-inch MacBook Air – which was one of the cheapest Macs in the company’s lineup. The 11-inch MacBook Air has been replaced by the 13-inch MacBook Air which has been priced at Rs. 80,900. The Cupertino-based giant also stopped selling the dated MacBook Pro that featured non-Retina display and SuperDrive optical.

Apple is likely to sell its 13-inch MacBook Air laptops till stocks last, however there has been no indication from the company that the Air lineup will get a hardware refresh again. The company may very well discontinue the lineup in favour of the MacBook line.

Apple Discontinues 11-Inch MacBook Air, MacBook Pro With Non-Retina DisplayThe discontinuation of the old MacBook models makes sense for Apple as it refreshed the lineup on Thursday and unveiled the new 13-inch and 15-inch models of the MacBook Pro featuring an all-new Touch Bar and Touch ID priced starting at Rs. 1,55,900 for the 13-inch model and a starting price of Rs. 2,05,900 for the 15-inch model.

Some of the common specifications of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro include sixth-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 coupled with 8GB or 16GB of RAM. They will come with storage options starting with 256GB SSD. The 13-inch features a screen resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and the 15-inch model features 2880×1800 pixels resolution.

Both the models come with Apple’s all-new Touch Bar feature which replaces the outdated function key capability. The models that come with Touch Bar sport four USB Type-C ports with support for Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 speeds. Notably, the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models that doesn’t sport Touch Bar come with just two ports.

Apple India lists the older MacBook models still, which include 13-inch MacBook Pro at a starting price of Rs. 1,06,900, and 15-inch MacBook Pro at a starting price of Rs. 1,62,900.

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