It’s been almost two years since Apple announced the Retina MacBook Pro, and it’s still the only Mac with a Retina display. But according to sources in Apple’s supply chain, that’ll change this summer when the Cupertino company finally unveils the Retina MacBook Air.
DigiTimes reports that “Apple will reportedly launch a MacBook Air with Retina display” during the second half of 2014, according to product manufacturers based in Taiwan. The much-anticipated device is expected to boost MacBook shipments, which “significantly decreased” in March.
The sources did not reveal what else we could expect from the new ultraportable, but according to recent claims from tipsters in China, Apple will make its next-generation MacBook Air thinner and lighter by eliminating its internal fan.
It’s also thought there will be a new 12-inch option — though it’s unclear whether this could replace one of the existing 11.1- or 13-inch models.
DigiTimes also reports that Apple will launch a larger 12-inch iPad assembled by Quanta Computer during the second half of this year. Believed to be called the “iPad Pro,” some rumors have claimed it will feature a 2K display with eye-tracking technology.