Delay In Launch Of 12″ MacBook Air

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According to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple might push back the release of its rumoured 12-inch MacBook to late 2014 or early 2015. Initial rumours had suggested the launch towards fall 2014. The most probable reason for the hold up is the short supply of Intel’s 14-nanometer Broadwell chips which will be used in the MacBook. According to another rumour, U-series Broadwell chips may not ship until February 2015, hence delaying it even further. There have been numerous instances in the past when Intel’s chips have caused delay in the release of MacBooks. Read More

15 Inch MacBook Air To Ship In March 2012

macbook airThe world’s thinnest notebook, the MacBook Air is soon going to be available in a whole new screen size. A 15 inch MacBook Air model is rumored to be available by March 2012 according to sources in Apple’s supply chain.

DigiTimes reports that component suppliers have started shipping new ultra thin components for a new MacBook. It could be a 15 inch MacBook Air or even a new and thinner 15 inch version of the MacBook Pro. Read More

Ultrabook Manufacturers Limiting Initial Shipments Due To MacBook Air Popularity

Top to bottom: MacBook Air, ASUS UX21, Toshiba Portege Z830, Acer Aspire S3, Lenovo IdeaPad U300s (Source: This is my next…)

 

The redesign of the MacBook Air has apparently been very pleasing to consumers. Apple is reportedly shipping 500,000 units per month. It’s easy to understand why this model is popular. It’s popularity has drawn attention of both Intel and PC manufacturers, to begin making their own Ultrabooks to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air. But reports seem to indicate that these manufacturers, who are mainly Asus, Toshiba, Acer and Lenovo, are just testing their models, only shipping a reported combined number of 50,000 Ultrabooks in their initial shipment. Read More

Apple Will Manufacture 8 Million New MacBook Airs

MacBook AirDigiTimes is reporting that according to sources, Apple is planning to manufacture over 8 million MacBook Airs for the third quarter. Quoting several supply chain sources, Digitimes claims that the new laptops will be equipped with Sandy Bridge processors and will be shipped in the month of July. As MacRumors points out that Apple sold 3.69 Macs in the second quarter, so with these new 8 million devices, Apple sure does have high hopes. Read More

A5 Powered MacBook Air?

a5Apple is probably testing an all new A5 powered MacBook Air. Apple has already revealed its plans of fusing iOS and Mac OS X, and this could be yet another mixture that could make both platforms incredibly powerful. A5 is Apple’s in-house processing chip that powers iPad 2, but according to recent reports, it appears that Apple is planning to use the chip to power even its thinnest laptop ever. Read More