It is clear that by looking at the laptops offered by Apple that the MacBook Air is on its way out. However there have been rumors that Apple could debut one new model this year with a 13-inch Retina display, but unfortunately a report from DigiTimes (via AppleInsider) has revealed that the laptop could be delayed to the second half of 2018.

The earlier rumors indicated that Apple could have a cheaper MacBook Air launching in Q2 2018, but if the report from DigiTimes is accurate, it might only launch in the later part of the year. The report goes on to claim that Apple did not provide an explanation as to why they have delayed the production of the laptop so it is unclear as to the reason why, but some have speculated that it could have been caused by shortages of key components.

That being said, it is interesting that the MacBook Air is still alive and well despite the fact that the new 12-inch MacBooks have clearly been designed to replace them. Some rumors have claimed that Apple might have a 13-inch version of the MacBook that could replace the MacBook Air, but the latest report seems to suggest that we could get at least one more refresh of the MacBook Air this year.

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