Apple’s MacBook Pro, launched last year, didn’t seem to do as well as the company expected. Many professionals had criticized the notebook for not living up to its name.
That’s not all – many folks had also said that the notebook suffered from battery life performance issues. Although it was thought to be a software issue, there is yet to be a solution for the MacBook Pro’s battery life.
According to IHS securities analysts, it is expected that the MacBook’s production will be reduced by 16 percent this year. Forecast of Apple terminating the MacBook Air lineup have surfaced once again as the 11.6-inch version nears its end.
IHS also reports that Apple will be producing 13.6 million notebooks compared to its 16.2 million last year and 3.2 million of this figure will be the MacBook Air.
News of Apple bidding farewell to its MacBook lineup have been around for some time now, especially after the release of the larger iPads from Cupertino, which is almost as capable as the notebooks.
As a matter of fact, the latest iPad Pro, slated for a Q1 or Q2 release, will be featuring a 10nm processor, fresh off the manufacturing line in TSMC.
Well, it sure looks like the MacBook Air will soon be losing its place.