Your hopes of seeing a MacBook Air with Retina Display on 16 October might be dashed

It's not the end of the world though, as the high resolution update for Apple's ultrathin notebook could still appear in December
Your hopes of seeing a MacBook Air with Retina Display on 16 October might be da

Take a moment and wail your heart out when you read this - you might not see the MacBook Air with Retina Display on Thursday, 16 October. 

We recently reported that there’s the possibility of seeing a new iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mega, iMac and MacBooks with Retina Display, and OS X Yosemite. Phew, that's a lot. But leaks have indicated that not all of these Apple devices will be unveiled at its 16 October event.

One such strongly rumoured absence is the MacBook Air with Retina Display. Here’s why – some sources indicated that the high resolution update for the ultrathin notebooks is in the Apple pipeline, but it won’t be shown off on Thursday. Instead, they claim production will only begin sometime in December, leading to a launch sometime next year.

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This falls in line with a previous report by the Wall Street Journal that indicated the 12in MacBook Air with Retina display might be a no show until sometime in 2015. This ends up being a far cry from the last time the line-up was refreshed (it only made a minor processor refresh and a price drop in late April).

But fret not. Although you might not see Retina-ready MacBook Airs, a new line-up of iMac desktop computers with high resolution displays are still a possibility, alongside an iPad Air 2 with an A8X processor

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[Source: 9to5Mac]