It was only last month that we reported on a rumor suggesting that the 12-inch MacBook Air production could begin this month, but as yet there has been no movement. However, we now wish to add a follow up because it is looking highly unlikely that we will see this model any time soon.
The reason for the delay – It would seem that there are some issues with the Broadwell CPU production, and so this could mean the MacBook Air 12-inch release could not happen in 2014, but rather in early 2015. Again, this is based on speculation, as is the 12-inch Air itself.
What makes us wonder as to the validity of the report that we found on 9to5 Mac is how its source suggests that Apple’s new 11-inch and 13-inch models have already gone into production and will be released later this year, possibly October during the iPad event.
The reason we have a hard time believing this is due to the fact that Apple only updated these models back in April. However, this was a very minor update and also came with a minor price drop.
Let’s say this is the real deal, then do you think we can expect the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs to get a refresh to its design, as the current one is now several years old?
One more thing, if there is a production issue with the Broadwell processor, then why might it not affect the release of those other sizes? The thing is, why would Apple release another update of the current two sizes if it does not intend to use the Broadwell CPU?
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