Components for new 15-inch ultra-thin Apple MacBook to start shipping in November, say sources

“Upstream suppliers of Apple have recently started shipping a small volume of components for a 15-inch ultra-thin notebook model from Apple in November and the device could be either MacBook Air or just a thinner MacBook Pro,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.

“The new MacBook is expected to appear as early as the second quarter of 2012, according to sources from the upstream supply chain,” Lee and Tsai report. “Estimated by the product planning, mass shipments of the notebook device will start in March and could be cataloged in either the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro line.”

Read more in the full article here.

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


  1. But wait, isn’t this another one of those out-of-control Apple rumors MDN complained so loudly about around the time of the iPhone 4S announcement? Why would MDN participate in repeating rumors which are likely to depress the sales of current MacBook Pros, which could then push down the price of Apple’s stock? Surely, they would want to work with Apple to help “control” such rumors, right?

  2. Ii don’t need thin. I need long battery life. Same with my iPhone. Thin is just a cool sell. On my 2010 mbpro, My “8” hour batt lasts 90 minutes tops. My iPhone gets 8 hours unless you use it for web or texting, Then you get an hour. Fact. Just some ideas.

    1. Is that a non-removable battery? I wanna ask: I’m planning to use this laptop as a desktop.. sitting on my desk 90% of the time. I treat it like a desktop basically. But it’s supposed to be bad for the battery to go unused for a long time, so you have to constant unplug and replug the power, right? Sounds like a F’n retarded way to use a computer.

      (On my current white Macbook, I just took the battery out.. I charge it and drain it once a month.. still retarded, but not that bad)

      1. > I treat it like a desktop basically.

        Then get an iMac, with an iPad on the side. Better CPU and GPU performance, higher RAM potential, higher built-in storage potential, much larger screen, better user ergonomics, no battery to wear out. All at a lower cost. For a typical config, a 27-inch iMac costs $2000 (or less). A 17-inch MacBook Pro costs $2500 (or MORE). The difference in price gets you an iPad.

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