Apple’s Ultra-Thin 15-inch MacBook Expected in March 2012
A recent report published by Digitimes suggests that Apple is working on Ultra-Thin 15-inch MacBook, possibly bringing MacBook Air specs up to the level of a full sized MacBook Pro. The report also suggests that components for the new thin device will begin shipping this month, with the eventual mass production and release of the new MacBook in March 2012.
The MacBook Air was refreshed earlier this year, with minor improvements in processor, graphics and storage upgrades. Apple’s expectations for the MacBook Pro seem very likely to follow in the footsteps of the MacBook Air, switching to the use of an SSD as opposed to the current HDD. This is a very interesting move, particularly because of the various screen sizes that customers will now have access to, having the option to choose between four sizes, 11-inch, 13-inch, 15-inch, 17-inch.
In July, it was reported that Apple was finishing up work on a new 15” MacBook, with following reports in October suggesting that the machine was nearing production. With an Ultra-Thin MacBook, closing in on MacBook Air specs, it is interesting to see whether Apple will elimante any of the four screen sizes, or perhaps one of the MacBook lines altogether.