Launch of 12-inch Retina MacBook may be pushed back to 2015

Taiwan’s Economic Daily News is reporting tonight that the launch of the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display may be pushed back due to Intel processor delays. The long-rumored hybrid laptop was expected to finally launch later this year.

The report says that both notebooks are now headed towards production with Apple’s partner, Quanta Computers. Additionally, the report says that Quanta’s notebook shipment sales could increase by as much as 15% as a result. As for what’s new, the report states that the new MacBook Airs will boast new chipsets under the hood, new displays, and the chassis will be updated as well.

Here’s more from the Economic Daily report (via Google Translate):
Apple (Apple) is expected to launch this year’s 12-inch pen motor types, and featuring the retina (Retina) display technology, and Intel’s latest 14-nanometer processor Broadwell, however, the recent market spread, due to insufficient supply of Intel chips, the new machine listed schedule, it may delayed until the end of the third quarter or early next year.
The 12-inch Retina MacBook rumors first popped up last year, and the theory has since been rehashed by several publications and analysts. The well respected Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities reported earlier that it could launch as soon as mid-2014.

The 12-inch MacBook Pro with Retina is easily one of the most talked about MacBooks to date, with quite a few people waiting to see the device realized and made available to buy. While it’s great to hear about it again, the open launch window leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully Apple can bypass any types of delays and start shipping the new device sooner, rather than later.

We will keep you updated.. 


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