Thinner MacBooks reportedly launching in Q4 or 2015


Digitimes gives a 15-month window for the new thinner MacBook. But hopefully it'll be with us by the end of 2014.

Apple is planning to launch an even slimmer MacBook, possibly as soon as the end of 2014, or else the vaguer long-term date of 2015, according to a new report from Digitimes.

The rumor cites Taiwan-based supply chain makers, and claims that production of components has already begun in small volumes. The report also states that the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro is expected to be retired by the end of 2014.

From April to June this year, Apple sold 4.41 million Macs: an increase of 7 percent from the previous quarter, and up 18 percent on year. Of these sales, around 80 percent reportedly came from the MacBook product line.

Although we did see an upgrade of the MacBook product line earlier this year — giving it a speed hike and memory boost — a more major refresh has been in the works for a while.

In particular, there have been rumors of a 12-inch Retina MacBook, which has supposedly been pushed back to Q3 2014 or early 2015, as a result of Intel’s delayed 14-nanometer Broadwell chips, which are reportedly used in the computers.

Source: DigiTimes

  • imajoebob

    Ah, crap. I almost upgraded back in June just before a long trip, but decided to hobble along after hearing the new model was due in September. Then that turned out to be only a speed boost because of the Broadwell delay. It looked like Broadwel wouldn’t be ready until the first half of 2015 (which usually means May), so I decided I’d get one in September. But now you tell me it might be out by Nov/Dec?

    Thanks. Now I’ll probably wait, only to hear that Intel still can’t get their sh* together, and it will be bumped backed to next Summer. At least I didn’t run out and get one a couple weeks ago.

    • I got one immediately. :/ If they update now, I am fucked a little. I could have waited two more months. But I got 15 inch model, so not quite sure did I make a mistake or not. The upgrade for the higher end macbook retina 15, was quite significant. So I can’t say that I didn’t get the good machine.

      Plus I needed it, so.

      • imajoebob

        Yeah. I need it, but I don’t NEED it. Though it will soon get to the point that i NEED it – the wheels arr starting to come off. I hope I can last until the new chassis(?) comes out.