RIP the Macbook Air?

By Alex Cranz on at

The Macbook Air is dead. Despite being Apple’s most popular current computer device, and used by programmers, bloggers, and coffee shop patrons everywhere, the Macbook Air will be put to pasture. It’s never going to get a super high resolution Retina display or a super thin bezel. Instead its been replaced with the new Macbook Pro...only one without the Touch Bar.

The new Macbook Pro, sans Touch Bar, will be cheaper than both of the other Macbook Pros announced today and will only come in a 13-inch version.

It’s got a 13.3-inch Retina display, an i5 Skylake processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD and only two Thunderbolt 3 ports (the other Macbook Pros will have 4).

The replacement for the Macbook Air goes on sale today for £1449. You can probably pick one up in an Apple Store near you.

As for the old Macbook Air, they’ll still be available from Apple as long as supplies last—but don’t expect a refresh, ever again. Now if you want a sub-£1000 Macbook you’re going to have to wait for the tiny Macbook to go on sale...