Apple to mass produce 12-inch MacBook Air in 3Q14 – from Taiwan

Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook Air will enter mass production in the third quarter, filling the gap between the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs as well as enhancing Apple’s leadership in the small-to-medium-size ultra-thin notebook market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Quanta Computer will be responsible for the assembly of the 12-inch device, said the sources, adding that so far, they have not heard any changes coming to the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air products.

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MacBook shipments in 2014 may fall to 10 million units, say Taiwan makers

MacBook shipments in 2014 are likely to drop by about 15% from 12 million units in 2013 to 10 million units or even 9.9 million units, according to some of Taiwan-based supply chain makers. MacBook shipments in January-February 2014 were as expected, but Apple has significantly decreased shipments in March, the sources said.

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