A new rumour from Digitimes suggests that alongside the Apple Watch, Apple’s latest upgrade to the MacBook Air is due to enter production in early 2015.
The report says that component production is well underway, with the intention of the product entering production in the next few months. The notebook is to be produced by Quanta Computer and will feature Intel’s Broadwell processors. Those processors are supposedly key to its design too – the new machine will apparently be even thinner than the current MacBook Air and will go without a fan as part of its fan-less cooling system.
The laptop is projected to be released in mid-2015, with limited supply at first due to yield issues. Apparently it will come in Space Grey, Silver and Gold, making them the first MacBooks with alternative colour options in years. The MacBook Air has been an incredibly popular product for Apple, becoming their most successful computer. Its design spawned Intel’s Ultrabook initiative, leading to a number of Windows-based notebooks following the same ultra-thin, SSD-based design.