I guess the iPad Pro isn’t the only increasingly massive portable device you can get from Apple. Even though it sounds like it would go completely against the philosophy of the series, a 15-inch version of the MacBook Air could be making its official debut at WWDC next year.

That’s right. The series of laptops from Apple that was meant from the beginning to be the thinnest, lightest, smallest and most minimalist of them all is going quite a bit bigger. For many, the 15-inch form factor has been the middle of the road for notebooks, slotting right in between the ultraportables and the larger desktop replacements.

It may sound like a curious choice, but so was the introduction of the Apple Pencil. And the iPhone 6 Plus. So, there’s that.

Word on the online street is that WWDC 2016 will see the unveiling of a “major redesign” of the MacBook Air. This includes not only the new 15-inch model, but also a new versions of the existing 13-inch MacBook Air. There’s no mention of the 11-incher, so that could be discontinued with Apple encouraging people to get a 12.9-inch iPad Pro or the 12-inch MacBook in roughly that size instead.

As far as what we can expect from the redesign, the new MacBook Air should have a new metal chassis, along with new panels, cooling modules and battery modules. They’ll be more powerful than existing models, to be sure, and possibly even thinner too. Will we finally get a Retina MacBook Air? Maybe!

Via UDN

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