“Apple is reportedly considering responding to the upcoming second-generation ultrabooks by launching a US$799 MacBook Air in the third quarter of 2012, according to sources from the upstream supply chain,” Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.

Chen and Tsai report, “Currently, Apple’s 11-inch 64GB MacBook Air is priced at US$999 with a 128GB version priced at US$1,199. The 13-inch 128GB version is priced at US$1,299 and 256GB version is US$1,599. If Apple decides to launch a US$799 MacBook Air, the sources believe the strategy will damage ultrabooks allowing Apple to continue to press its advantage.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: You know, because Apple always tells upstream suppliers what their final SRP will be (sarcasm laced with sarcasm). We’re not saying this item and/or it’s final price isn’t true, just that someone somewhere in the chain has leapt to a conclusion on the final product’s SRP that Apple likely would not be sharing with suppliers.

MacDailyNews Note: Oh, BTW: We just noticed that we passed 35,000 last Friday!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dan K." for the heads up.]