Apple's new MacBook Air features Intel's Broadwell processors and a new chassis design to reduce the device's overall thickness and weight, but the start of mass production has been hampered by low yield rates, the sources said. As the yield issue is gradually being resolved, mass production is expected to come in the first quarter of 2015, the sources explained.
The new MacBook Air is apparently even thinner than current models and will likely have a Retina display. Previous rumors suggested it could come in multiple colors and would feature a fanless design, a trackpad without a mechanical button, and thinner bezels.
The new 12-inch notebook will apparently be targeted at the high-end market segment and have limited shipments; however, it should help Apple stay ahead in the ultra-thin laptop sector.
Quanta Computer is said to be the manufacturer of the new device.
Notably, DigiTimes also commented on the Apple Watch saying that mass production of the wearable should start in three months.
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