We are in the middle of 2015, but there’s always room for speculations about future products and Microsoft and Apple are definitely moving on with their products, but they’re very secretive about their specs. We’re settling for rumors and assumptions about the anticipated Surface Pro 4 laptlet and next MacBook Air laptop, whose existence wasn’t confirmed yet by the two companies. Here’s what we’ve found out about them.
Apple will most likely keep the two variants of screen sizes from the current MacBook Air, so the next model will be available with a smaller screen of 13inches and a 15inches variant. Many reports are suggesting that the Surface Pro 4 will be fitted with a 12inches display and will create a larger variant to compete with the MacBook Air 2016, and it is said that both screens will supports 2K resolution.
Most likely, the future products will be made of the same material: aluminum for the MacBook Air and silver magnesium for the Surface Pro 4.
The current Surface Pro 3 is powered by a dual-core Intel Haswell processor and it’s available in three variants: i3, i5 and i5, with 4 to 8GB of RAM and 64, 128, 256 or 512 GB of internal storage, but there is also a slot for adding a microSD card with a capacity of 200GB. While some rumors are pointing out that Microsoft will use Intel Core-i5 and Core-i7 processors, other voices are saying that the processor will be Intel’s Broadwell-Y and the maximum supported storage will be 1TB.
The MacBook Air 2015 is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5 clocked at 1.6GHz and there’s an optional dual-core Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. The RAM capacity is 4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM, but there is variant with 8GB of RAM. The storage options are 128 GB or 256 GB, but the users can upgrade to 512GB. The 2016 model will probably feature an Intel Core-M Skylake processor for a faster processing power.
Also, both devices will support a longer battery life, because of the features that will be added to the future software. The MacBook Air 2016 will run on OS X El Capitan and will allow the users to make online payments using the Apple Pay system, while the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 will come loaded with Windows 10 OS.