Rumor: Apple to begin manufacturing 12-inch MacBook Air in Q1 of 2015

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Date: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, 11:46
Category: Hardware, MacBook Air, Rumor

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There might be a kernel of truth here.

Per 9to5Mac and DigiTimes, Apple will begin production of its 12-inch MacBook Air in the first quarter of 2015, as production ramps at manufacturer Quanta. The device is expected to be razor-thin with just one USB Type C port doubling as both power and connectivity.

The price point of this device is not yet known. Interestingly, Digitimes reports that the device will usurp the 11-inch Air in the lineup, perhaps suggesting that the 12-inch Air will be in the same ballpark as far as price is concerned.


Due to landing orders for both the 12-inch MacBook Air and the Apple Watch, expected in March, Quanta will hire an additional 30,000 people according to the report. Although the lunar holidays are apparently causing some disruption, both products are seemingly on track to be released in the next couple of months.

Albeit Digitimes’ history with Apple rumors is spotty, the publication has been decent at reporting short term production schedules, which is more the case here.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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