macbook air 2013 3 800x270 640x216We have heard reports that Apple could be working on a new MacBook Air. Granted it might not necessarily be a 12-inch fanless design like it was speculated in the past, but a report from DigiTimes is suggesting that Apple has a 12-inch MacBook Air in the works that could begin production as soon as Q3 2014.

This seems to be more or less in line with what we have heard from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in the past. According to Kuo’s predictions, he seems to think that Apple will have 12-inch all new design MacBooks towards the end of Q3 2014. The schedule does seem a little tight, depending on when exactly in Q3 will Apple begin production, but given that Kuo has been pretty accurate in the past when it comes to predicting Apple’s plans, perhaps it is possible.

However DigiTimes claims that the external design of the MacBook Air will remain the same as its predecessors. It will utilize a unibody aluminum chassis, but the changes in design will reportedly be under the hood, where Apple will make changes to the MacBook Air’s battery and internal component layout. They also expect that the new MacBook Air will sport a Retina display.

As it stands the MacBook Airs come in 11-inch and 13-inch options, so a 12-inch model will be a nice in-between for those who want something slightly larger than an 11-inch display. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think? How does a 12-inch MacBook Air sound to you?

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