Supply chain casts doubt on rumored new 12-inch MacBook
It was reported last week that Apple is supposedly developing a new, larger 15-inch MacBook Air that could be released as early as next spring alongside a mysterious new 12-inch MacBook, hinting at the return of the discontinued MacBook series that Apple abandoned with the discontinuation of the 12-inch Retina MacBook in 2019.
In response to the recent report, reliable Display Supply Chain Consultants analyst Ross Young has today shared information on Twitter that casts doubt on the earlier claim, saying that supply chain sources are currently unaware of any plans for a new 12-inch MacBook.
“We are skeptical on a 12″ MacBook at this point,” said Young. “Apple’s strategy for notebooks is currently 13″ and larger. Companies in the MacBook Pro display supply chain we talked to are not aware of it.”
The report that suggested that a new 12-inch MacBook was on the cards originated from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who like Young has a strong and reliable track record.
It’s unclear what the situation is. It could be that Gurman’s inside sources have information on a product that even the supply chain isn’t aware of at this stage, or that the information is outdated or inaccurate.
Apple has recently been increasing the sizes of its MacBook displays rather than decreasing them, so the prospect of a smaller 12-inch MacBook arriving soon sounds peculiar. Then again, Apple may have seen a gap in its lineup to reintroduce its small portable notebook to sit alongside the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
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