Apple supplier Quanta Computer is reportedly ramping up production of the 12-inch MacBook Air for a release in the first quarter of 2015.
Supply chain sources say Quanta has recruited and hired more workers to ramp up production. The company also landed orders for the production of the Apple Watch and plans to hire an additional 30,000 workers in the first quarter of 2015. The sources also claim the device will replace the 11-inch MacBook Air, while the 13-inch MacBook Air will continue to be offered.
The new MacBook Air, which is expected to come with a 12-inch Retina screen, is likely to replace the existing 11-inch MacBook Air, while the 13-inch MacBook Air will continue running, the sources disclosed.
The 12-inch MacBook Air was leaked earlier last week and is an entirely new notebook. Apple is stripping virtually all ports from the device leaving only a headphone jack and a USB Type-C port that will offer power and connectivity. The notebook will feature a revamped keyboard, trackpad, speakers, and more. Also check Martin Hajek’s 3D renders of the device.