Rumour: Supply problems mean 2015 release for Retina display MacBook Air

Been waiting for Apple’s skinny laptop to go ultra hi-res? You’ll be waiting a bit longer
Apple MacBook Air

If you’re waiting for the inevitable release of a Retina display-equipped MacBook Air, you might just be twiddling your thumbs until next year.

Two reports from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News claim that a 12in Retina display MacBook Air was due to be launched alongside refreshed editions of the current 11in and 13in models in October – but that supply problems mean it will now be pushed back until the end of 2014 or the early part of 2015.

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Lighter than (the current) Air

Apple has already updated its 11in and 13in models in April this year (albeit with little more than a minor increase in processing speed and a drop in price), but a more significant refresh seems set for the autumn. The idea, apparently, was to announce the brand new 12in Retina display model alongside improved non-Retina models – but Apple may now save this big reveal until next year.

The Retina MacBook Air is rumoured to be even slimmer than the current models, with fan-less cooling, a non-clicking trackpad and fewer in- and outputs

[Source: AppleInsider]

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