Apple assesses 14in Air for Asia
Mid-size MacBook mooted
Amid all the iPad 3 hoopla comes some Mac news: Apple is said to be "considering" the introduction of a 14in MacBook Air.
Asians in particular favour 14in machines, local site DigiTimes notes, in contrast to Western buyers, who favour 15-inchers.
The Air is currently available with a choice off 11in and 13in display, but there are already rumours that Apple has a skinny 15in model in the works. Why, then, bother with the one in the middle?
Well, why not? If there's a market for it - the Orient if not the Occident - produce the thing.
On the other hand, Apple is famous for maintaining a small, neat array of products, and starting to add more varieties, even if there's demand for it, might be seen as a violation of Jobs Law of Simplicity.
Putting a 14in screen into the 13in chassis may be a way to resolve the problem, as LG and others have done.
Then again, the Asian moles cited by DigiTimes claim the company is merely thinking about such a move, and we're sure Apple thinks about a lot of products, but doesn't go on to bring them to market. ®
I think the reg posts these "articles" just to stir the commentards :P
When did DigiTimes come up with that theory? Maybe I don't like 15-inchers and prefer 13-inchers?
Move on please. Or new balls pleases. Quack.
Apple _might_ be _thinking_ about something.
Now thats what I call news.
Other companies have profit forecasts, news about sales and opinions on market forces.
But someone thinks something that probably won't happen at Apple, therefore it is news. The Apple bias on this site is beyond ridiculous.