Analyst: Apple Watch, all-new 12-inch MacBook Air to hit stores in first quarter

“Apple will begin shipping the Apple Watch in March and will also look to launch its new 12-inch MacBook Air during this quarter, according to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo,” Richard Padilla reports for MacRumors.

“Kuo notes that Apple may reveal more details about the Apple Watch before its official launch, revealing specifics on battery life and the start of pre-orders,” Padilla reports. “Most components of the Apple Watch will see high shipments during the quarter, but other key components are expected to see low production yields which may cause a constrained supply. Kuo predicts that Apple will ship 2.8 million Apple Watch units in Q1 2015.”

Padilla reports, “Kuo’s estimate for a Q1 2015 launch of the new 12-inch MacBook Air falls in line with a report earlier this month which stated that Apple supplier Quanta Computer was ramping up production of the notebook for a release this quarter.”

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  1. I’m very curious about the 12-inch MBA.
    Retina display? Battery life? Ports?

    I’m most concerned with it being Thunderbolt and target disk mode compatible . . . I manage about 250 computers for a small school district and being able to go into target disk mode both for troubleshooting, maintenance, imaging and system restores is an immense time-saver.

    Dealing with some of the last generation unibody white MacBooks that came with neither firewire nor Thunderbolt has been a royal pain in the ass (just adds extra time multiplied by dozens of machines).

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