Apple's New MacBook Air Might Be Delayed

Apple is working on a new MacBook Air, but it could take longer to get here than you think.

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According to a new Digitimes report, Apple expected to start production of its new 13-inch MacBook Air in the second quarter. However, the site sources said that Apple has delayed the production period until the third quarter, leaving its suppliers with "high inventories of materials and low capacity utilization" until the company begins to accept units from suppliers in the third trimester.

Several Lately there have been rumors suggesting that Apple could use its keynote address at its World Developers Conference in early June to do more than just talk about software. Instead, there have been some reports suggesting that Apple will launch new Macs at the show, including a new MacBook Air. The production cycle of the second quarter would have paved the way for Apple to launch the MacBook Air at the Worldwide Developers Conference. But by bringing its production plan to the third quarter, Apple could wait to announce the new laptop. The company could also announce the device and then promise it later in the year.

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Still, it will be software that Apple will focus on this year's show. The company is expected to release iOS 12 at the event, as well as macOS 10.14 and watchOS 5. It is likely that Apple will also discuss improvements to its CarPlay platform and reveal TVOS 12.

For its part, Apple has kept its mouth closed his eventual plans. And although the company's plans have leaked more than ever in recent years, it is still notoriously reserved. So take this and other rumors of MacBook Air with a grain of proverbial salt until we have something concrete from the iPhone manufacturer.

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