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Why should the MacBook Pro have all the fun? That's apparently what Apple may be thinking as well, and 2014 could be the year we finally see a MacBook Air with Retina Display.
DigiTimes reported Tuesday that a MacBook Air with Retina Display could be in the cards for the second half of this year, assuming sources within Apple's Taiwanese supply chain are to be believed.
That tidbit was just a mere blip in a report yesterday that claims Apple's overall MacBook shipments could stumble in 2014, dropping from 12 million last year to as low as 9.9 million this year, a roughly 15 percent dip.
"MacBook shipments in January-February 2014 were as expected, but Apple has significantly decreased shipments in March," sources inside the Taiwan-based supply chain said.
But not everyone seems to agree: Other sources in the same channel claim "Apple will launch new models in the second half of 2014," including the long-expected MacBook Air with Retina Display, which could buoy its shipments back to 2013 levels.
Then again, the same report claims "Apple will launch a large (around 12-inch) iPad in the second half of 2014" that will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, so there's no telling what Apple might actually have up its sleeve this year.
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