Apple's Ultra-Slim 12-Inch MacBook Air Rumored to Enter Mass Production in Early 2015

Apple's 12-inch MacBook Air and the Apple Watch are expected to enter mass production in 2015 as the company's supply partners have accelerated component production for both products, reports Digitimes. Supply chain sources note that the 12-inch MacBook Air will feature Intel's Broadwell processors and a new ultra-thin design. The new notebook is also expected to be available in limited supply when it launches due to yield issues with components, and will be primarily manufactured by Quanta Computer.

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This information about the 12-inch MacBook Air provided by Digitimes lines up with previous reports, as Apple was rumored to be developing a new form factor complete with a buttonless trackpad and a fan-less cooling system for the laptop. Intel launched its new ultra low power Broadwell Core M processors this past November, which will likely power the 12-inch MacBook Air.

Aside from an ultra-slim design and a new processor, Apple will also look to offer the 12-inch MacBook Air in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray options when it launches in mid-2015.

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BigCanoe Avatar
123 months ago
Apple might have an eating disorder.
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Mark-Technology Avatar
123 months ago
Why so long?

It's just a sheet of paper with an Apple sticker on it...

Edit: I found a leaked image:
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Mark-Technology Avatar
123 months ago
Hmmm, where is the display on that?

They had to compromise some things for portability and thinness.
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Erastopic Avatar
123 months ago
I'm tired of all these rumors.. It's not like I'm on MacRumors.. Oh wait.
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chuloo Avatar
123 months ago
The current gen MacBook Air is already thin enough.
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AlecZ Avatar
123 months ago
Was 11" too small and 13" too big for some people?
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