MacBook Air 2016 release date news: Laptop series canceled?

The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in Tokyo June 26, 2014. | Reuters/Yuya Shino

There are new rumors going around that the MacBook Air 2016 by Apple will not be released at all and that the tech giant from Cupertino is canceling the laptop line.

According to reports, Apple's new laptop series simply called the MacBook is allegedly replacing the MacBook Air completely.

However, there are also reports that Apple simply wants users to turn to the new iPad Pro more and use that as a replacement to the MacBook Air 2016.

"I think if you're looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?" Apple CEO Tim Cook said to The Telegraph last year when the giant tablet was introduced.

"Yes, the iPad Pro is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop for many, many people. They will start using it and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones," he continued.

There are also rumors that the MacBook Air 2016 could be released and will instead be an entry-level laptop from Apple. However, the rumored specs of the laptop do not imply that.

There are still reports suggesting that that the MacBook Air 2016 is still part of the products Apple is set to release later this fall.

Some even say that the new MacBook Air iteration will be released first before the MacBook Pro 2016. There are also details on what specs to expect on the MacBook Air 2016.

The device is rumored to come in a 5K display with the all-new AMD Radeon RX 400 series serving as the video cards for the laptop.

The MacBook Air 2016 is also expected to come in a Lightning port in replacement for the 3.5mm headphone jack allowing Apple to further slim down the laptop's build.

An OLED touch display bar is allegedly replacing the traditional physical function keys on the MacBook Air 2016.

The MacBook Air 2016 is expected to be out as early as September.