Apple planning entry level MacBook with 13 inch display

  • Apple planning entry level MacBook with 13 inch display

Apple planning entry level MacBook with 13 inch display

Hsiao pointed out that Apple originally looked to reduce cost by seeking panel supply for the new MacBook from a China-based maker, but the US-based vendor has chose to source the panels from Korea-based LG Display due to issues at the China supplier.

IF YOU'VE BEEN WAITING for a new entry-level MacBook then you could be in luck as Apple is reportedly poised to launch an entry-level laptop with a 13.3in Retina display. However, this report does seem to back up what we've heard previously, which may indicate that Digitimes is right on the money this time around. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. It could even be slightly higher.

A recent report by KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo expects this affordable MacBook variant to push Apple's MacBook sales significantly by up to 10-15 percent.

While this may have been Apple's original intention, it supposedly had to change course. It would be great to see a low-priced 13-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display. Hsiao pointed out that Apple originally looked to reduce cost by seeking panel supply for the new MacBook from a China-based maker, but the US-based vendor has chose to source the panels from Korea-based LG Display due to issues at the China supplier.

LG Display is expected to commence supply in April, with the final product set to enter mass production by the end of May, or beginning of June. As for the assembly, Quanta Computer will handle 70 per cent of the orders, while Foxconn takes remaining 30 per cent.