Apple’s MacBook Air is certainly still one of the thinnest notebooks on the planet, but competitors building Windows machines aren’t sitting still. Firms like Lenovo, the world’s largest seller of computers, now offer thin and light notebooks with unique designs and versatile hinges. Apple is apparently ready to take on the onslaught of competing thin notebooks with a redesigned laptop of its own.
According to Digitimes, the firm is gearing up to launch a new “thinner” MacBook either towards the end of this year, which is creeping up on us, or in early 2015. The site didn’t specifically name the MacBook Air, but its likely that Apple will reduce the thickness of that model, instead of the MacBook Pro which offers a beefier set of hardware specs. DigiTimes didn’t provide any information on the alleged new MacBook and how thin it might be. We’ve long expected a MacBook Air with a Retina Display to launch sometime this year, so it’s possible Apple will launch a new design in addition to the sharper screen.
Apple has promised an exciting year but so far has been relatively quiet. That’s expected to change in the coming months as it introduces two new iPhones, one of which is expected on Sept. 9, new iPad Air and iPad mini models and more. If you’re a fan of Apple’s products, now might be a good time to start saving up for its new devices.