Apple would be launching a slimmer MacBook by the end of 2014 or early 2015, according to a report on DigiTimes.
According to DigiTimes, Taiwan-based supply chain makers have already begun producing components in small volumes. Apple will also reportedly cease production of the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by the end of this year.
A report suggested Apple is working on a 12-inch Retina MacBook that has a slimmer form factor than the existing MacBook Air and a fanless design that aligns with some of the properties of the Intel Core M Broadwell chip. Due to the delay of Intel’s Broadwell chips, Apple is forced to delay its 12-inch Macbook Air which would feature a Retina display as well. The new Retina MacBook Air model might be the successor to the MacBook Air or could also join Apple’s current 11-inch and 13-inch model.
Intel’s Core M processors are expected to ship during the 2014 holiday season, with additional Broadwell chips becoming available in early and mid-2015. The first devices utilizing Core M processors will be shipping before the end of the year. So, it confirms in a way that Apple’s new MacBook lineup would feature Intel’s Broadwell chips for both its Air and Pro models.
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