With Apple scheduled to kick off its second special event in the last six weeks on Thursday, Re/code has set some expectations for what not to expect noting that Apple is not expected to introduce a Retina MacBook Air.

Apple may well have a new MacBook Air with Retina Display in the pipeline, but it’s not going to unveil it this week. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell me that the company’s latest reimagining of the ultralight laptop won’t be shown off at its Thursday event.

Re/code’s tidbit follows a report last week from The Wall Street Journal which claimed the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display won’t enter production until December signaling that it’s debut is slated for sometime in 2015.

Apple last updated its MacBook Air line in late April with a minor processor refresh and price drop.

While a MacBook Air with Retina display may not be in the cards for Apple’s event on Thursday, 9to5Mac has previously reported that Apple will introduce a new line of iMac desktop computers with Retina-class displays marking the first time the super-high resolution screen will be available on Apple’s desktop line.

Aside from Retina iMacs, Apple will introduce a new cycle of iPads featuring Touch ID and Apple Pay for in-app purchases.

Apple will live stream its event on Thursday, October 16th, and 9to5Mac will bring you full coverage of the announces from the event as it unfolds.

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