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2012 Macbook Air: New 15-inch rumors and price cut possibility

We have some additional information on the 2012 15-inch Macbook Air rumors to share with you now, as it is now looking very likely that Apple will add a larger 15-inch model to their popular Macbook Air lineup when previously a 13-inch was the biggest capacity available.

The latest we told you on the 15-inch Macbook Air, is that Apple are planning to release it during the first few months of 2012. A fresh report published by Digitimes has back up this information, stating that a production on a new ‘ultra-thin’ Macbook Air has already begun and that it will come with brand new hardware components, one of which is likely to be Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors.

Another aspect of the Digitimes report also revealed that Apple may be planning to issue a price cut to existing Macbook Airs, in order to shift some of their stock before their new model arrives next year. The minimum price right now stands at $999 for the 11-inch 64GB Air, which only comes with 2GB of RAM. Another $100 slashed off that price will be welcome with consumers we feel and a price cut to current models may have a reflection of the price of Apple’s incoming 15-inch model as well, since the company usually like to release new products with the exact same price as previous models – the iPhone 4S a prime example.

Is a new 15-inch Macbook Air really top of the wish list for Apple fans though? The 13-inch Macbook Air feels great as it is, as the combination of display screen size along with the weight is perfect for many consumers. A 15-inch Macbook Air may threaten to spoil that ‘portable’ feeling that one gets with the Macbook Air, especially if the new size adds considerable weight to the Air. Then again, we’re hearing constant rumors that this new 15-inch will be ‘ultra-thin’, so perhaps Apple are spending their time making sure that their new product eliminates such fears.

If you are a current owner of a 11-inch or 13-inch Macbook Air, let us know your thoughts on the imminent arrival of a new 15-inch model. Do you think it is really needed, or are you happy with the current size that Apple offers?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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