Apple's MacBook Air has always been a prime consideration for students and professionals. There is always a curiosity amongst users to see better-than-expected hardware, especially, if a product will be churned out by none other than Apple.
With Apple already selling its MacBook Air in 11-inch and 13-inch, new reports now suggest that the Cupertino-based giant might announce the new laptop screen size during the third quarter of the year.
It hasn't been along ago when Apple introduced the new MacBook Air computer in the market. And now we're hearing that a 12-inch thin laptop could be announced to distinguish brand ‘MacBook Air' from the increasing popularity of the iPad.
Sources close to the DigiTimes recently claimed that Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air will enter production in the third quarter. The new 12-inch MacBook Air would give Apple a boost in the "small-to-medium-size ultra-thin notebook market".
"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", writes DigiTimes.
It has not been detailed when the new 12-inch Apple MacBook Air would reach the retail market, although the device (design-wise) won't be different from the current generation Apple-made notebook computers. Moreover, one could see some design changes such as the battery and the internal layout, while its industrial design will largely remain untouched, with same unibody aluminum chassis.
Apparently, it is expected that Apple could launch a Retina Display ducked MacBook Air this year, although it is unclear whether the new 12-inch model would come with a much improved display.
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