In a research note, Kuo says:
The new low-price MacBook may replace the position of the current 12" MacBook. We expect this new model to support the Touch ID but it will not have the Touch Bar. Everwin Precision is the main beneficiary because it is the first time this company will enter the Mac casing supply chain and its shipments account for 20% of the new MacBook model's D parts.
Bloomberg recently claimed that the new laptop would look similar to the MacBook Air but have thinner bezels and a 13-inch Retina display.
The new MacBook and a professional-focused upgrade to the Mac mini are expected later this year. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.