New York — Is the world’s best travel laptop is dead? Ten years after Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air to the world, the laptop is on Apple’s back burner — and some fear that it’s being phased out entirely. Rather than redesigning and upgrading the hardware like all of the tech giant’s other marquee products, Apple has left the Air to collect dust, and now the MacBook and MacBook Pro are taking the spotlight. While they’re more powerful, they’re not as convenient for frequent travellers. On the surface, the MacBook and MacBook Pro measure up to the Air. They’re comparable in terms of size and weight, although they lack the superskinny, sloping gradient design that makes the Air so easy to slide in and out of carry-ons. But the new models lack the Air’s "chiclet" keyboard, with its silent and spacious keys. The replacement "butterfly" design has been so prone to malfunction and sticky keys that Apple recently overhauled its warranty coverage for certain MacBooks. And that’s not ...

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