I am trying to understand why Apple released the new MacBook Air. It seems to me basically a 13-inch version of the 12-inch MacBook, which Apple decided to name "MacBook Air" instead of simply "13-inch MacBook". That is probably due to the fact that the MacBook Air is a beloved laptop, and Apple did not want to kill it off. But what puzzles me is why Apple decided to release a new 13-inch laptop when it already has a 13-inch laptop which is almost identical, with a few differences. The MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air have the same screen size (13-inch) and resolution (2560x1600), with the same aspect ratio (16:10). The MacBook Pro may have P3 color support and be more bright, but those are minor differences for the majority of the users. They both have a similar size and weight. OK, the MacBook Air is lighter, but only 0.27 lbs, a difference which is minimal. Both have two Thunderbolt ports, similar cameras, keyboards and trackpads. OK, they have different processors, but only because Apple decided to put different processors on each laptop. Any of these chassis could hold any of these processors. The price point is the same. The MacBook Air is USD 100 cheaper, but that is a small difference, and in the range of increase/decrease that Apple usually practices. The only point I see in Apple releasing the new MacBook Air is that it may want to discontinue the non-Touch Bar version of the MacBook Pro in the near future. Both are very similar and they have the same price point. Plus, Apple has not upgraded the non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro. It could be a win for Apple, since it would charge USD 100 less for the Air and offer more color options in a slightly lighter package, but would remove features such as P3 color, 500 nit brightness, and would offer a weaker processor. Cheaper, but you also get less for less money. Is this the whole point of the new MacBook Air? If not, I honestly do not see why Apple would release it at all.