Apple may launch new, thinner MacBook models by the end of this year or 2015 according to a report from Taiwan-based publication DigiTimes.
The supply chain sources in Taiwan claim production has begun in small volumes. The current MacBook Air size sits at 0.3cm – 1.7cm thick, while the MacBook Pro is 1.8cm thick.
The report has no specifics besides the release window, so it is unclear in what form the new product will be thinner.
Apple will reportedly retire the non-Retina MacBook Pro 13in model by the end of 2014.
KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned idea of new Retina Air in 2013. Kuo’s predicted a launch in Q3 2014 with an expected new design, high-resolution display, and buttonless trackpad.
The new model may allegedly sport a 12in screen, rather than the traditional 11 or 13in display.
Online news site MacRumors said Apple “may unveil the notebook at an October event following the introduction of the iPhone 6 in September”.