“Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook Air will enter mass production in the third quarter,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes, citing “sources from the upstream supply chain.”
“Quanta Computer will be responsible for the assembly of the 12-inch device, said the sources,” Lee and Joseph Tsai report. “The sources pointed out that Apple is releasing a 12-inch MacBook Air because its 11-inch model has a screen size similar to its iPad series products and iPad’s increasing sales are impacting MacBook demand and therefore the company is looking to establish a clear boundary between the two product lines.”
“As for when Apple may stop producing the 11-inch MacBook Air, the sources pointed out that the company so far still has not yet set plans to adjust the 11-inch model, but phasing out the device is a logical plan for the long term,” Lee and Joseph Tsai report. “Some market watchers expect the [new 12-inch] machine to feature a Retina display.”
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