In March of this year, we heard reports that Apple was hard at work on their elusive 12-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, but also updates to the MacBook Air lineup. Now, a new report gives a small update on the upcoming devices.
According to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple has set the gears in motion for updates to the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air models. The report says that both notebooks are now headed towards production with Apple’s partner, Quanta Computers. Additionally, the report says that Quanta’s notebook shipment sales could increase by as much as 15% as a result. As for what’s new, the report states that the new MacBook Airs will boast new chipsets under the hood, new displays, and the chassis will be updated as well.
Perhaps more interesting, though, is word on the elusive 12-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, something that we’ve been hearing about since late 2013. Making use of a pretty wide window, the report states that Apple could see the new MacBook Pro start shipping as early as the third quarter of 2014, or as late as sometime in the first part of 2015. The delay is reportedly due to Intel’s 14-nanometer Broadwell, which will reportedly be low-in-quantity into 2015.
The 12-inch MacBook Pro with Retina is easily one of the most talked about MacBooks to date, with quite a few people waiting to see the device realized and made available to buy. While it’s great to hear about it again, the open launch window leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully Apple can bypass any types of delays and start shipping the new device sooner, rather than later.
Would you buy a 12-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display?[via Taiwan Economic Daily News]